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Valence School

Waking Night SSA


7.30pm to 7.30am per shift including breaks

£5,615 p.a. per night shift term time only (£10.75ph) PLUS unsocial hours allowance (up to £1,124 p.a.) PLUS a 'golden hello' payment of £1,000*

Term Time Only (39 working weeks plus 6.4 weeks’ paid holiday)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights available

Benefits include a generous pension scheme & life cover, retail discounts, training opportunities, well-being sessions, free on site parking...

As a Waking Night Student Support Assistant you will support our residential students during the night by

  • regularly monitoring our students and attend to their personal care needs;
  • ensuring that communication with students, staff, and other departments is effective and contributes to securing efficiency and high standards of care for our students;
  • appropriately using the recording and reporting processes;
  • maintain high standards of safety and observing good practice in relation to health and safety issues and to be aware of, and implement, students’ care plans.

The role will involve moving and handling children and young people.  Experience of complex physical and medical needs is desirable, however we provide full training and welcome applications from those exploring a career change or only have a little experience in our sector.  What matters more is your attitude, values and mindset in supporting our inspirational students to achieve meaningful independence.

You will get a total hourly payment of £14.33ph for the hours worked between 10pm to 7am on weekdays.  There is also the option to cover one night during 16 Open weekends in term time, in which the school is open to provide respite to families paid at £18.75ph.

The successful candidate will be supported to complete the Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare along with ongoing professional development.  You will work within a supportive and friendly team in a country school setting.

Please see the application pack to complete the online application form.

You are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

If you have any questions please contact the HR team :

Valence School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every student and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We value diversity and promote equality for all.

References will be taken up before interview and online checks undertaken for shortlisted candidates.  The successful applicant will require an enhanced DBS check (this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act).  

* terms and conditions apply