Residential Childcare Worker - Night Shifts

Oldham (OL4) and Wythenshawe (M23)
Salary range: £19,152 to £21,888 plus waking night uplift

Application deadline: 30th November 2022

Salary includes average 2 sleep-ins per week at £40 per sleep-in.

Job Details

Do you thrive in making a difference to the lives of young people?

Do you have a passion to work with children? 

We are looking for night-shift residential childcare workers who will maintain a safe environment overnight within our children’s home.

Supporting up to four young people with learning disabilities and complex needs, we are seeking night-shift workers at both our Wythenshawe and Oldham children’s homes.

Shifts will include direct engagement with young people and your team members, and will involve a balance of administrative duties, personal care and housekeeping.

Behaviour is a way of communicating, so one of your most successful skills will be the ability to engage, listen and communicate with people successfully in a variety of ways. Importantly you’ll understand the complexity of working with challenging behaviours and understand the need to be highly flexible, adaptable and resilient, which in return will unlock an incredibly rewarding career for you.

Yes, this role can at times be emotionally and physically challenging but it is also fun, diverse, and gives a huge sense of reward.

To succeed in this role you will be warm hearted, friendly and have a natural desire to help.  You’ll be a real ‘people person’, able to build lasting relationships and of course work well in a team.

Experience with Learning Disabilities or Mental Health support for adults or children, either through employment or your own personal experiences is desirable for this role.  Recognised care certificates such as NVQ or CQF are desirable but not essential as we can offer training from day one and fantastic career pathways to develop you to gain these qualifications.

So, if you are kind, resilient, and have a “can do” attitude, please Apply Below.

Must Have's

  • Patience and a willingness to learn
  • Ability to work calmly alone or within a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to write clear and accurate reports
  • Be able to work on a shift/rota basis
  • Happy to undergo an enhanced DBS certificate upon appointment

Nice To Have's

  • Possessing a Level 3 in Children’s and Young People’s Workforce is desirable (if you don’t have this we will fund it for you)
  • Previous residential childcare experience (Not nursery/early years)
  • Experience of working with young people in a paid or voluntary capacity


  • Excellent work/life balance
  • Employee recognition and long service awards
  • Health cash plan through Paycare
  • Contributory Pension
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Lots of career progression opportunities

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