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Night Care Supervisor

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

Are you looking for a flexible job that fits around your family or studying and where you can make a real difference to the lives of young people?

Arnold House is a five bedded residential home housing young people between 7-17 with autism spectrum disorder and learning disabilities. We are a small home, so we encourage a “family feel” where possible, this involves eating our meals together, creating positive relationships and supporting our residents. We are looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic and experienced person to join our staff team of Night Care Supervisors.

Night Wake Supervisors work on a rota basis, with 2 nights on duty 22:00-08:00 and 4 nights off.

Please note that annual pay will be pro-rata, the hourly rate is £12.38 and on top of this enhancements are paid for the unsocial hours. There are also opportunities to pick up additional shifts if you want to earn more.

Although previous experience within a similar setting and qualifications would be beneficial, it is not essential as we provide all the training required to help our employees have the best start in their career. If you demonstrate a willingness to learn we will give you the tools you need to succeed.

For more information about this role or to arrange an informal discussion please contact


We reserve the right to close this vacancy before the closing date if we receive sufficient applications, so we would encourage you to submit your application as early as possible




What will you be doing?

  • Assisting day staff in settling children at bedtime and waking them for school.
  • Dealing with children who wake in the night, who may be frightened or whose behaviour may be challenging and helping them to settle.
  • Maintaining accurate notes in the homes log’s and writing incident reports as required
  • Undertaking a range of light domestic duties such as setting table, emptying dishwasher, washing tea towels.
  • You will work alongside a sleep-in member of the team sharing responsibility.

About you

  • You are confident interacting with young people; having either work, voluntary or personal experience. 
  • You are a confident communicator who finds it easy to relate to colleagues and young people
  • You maintain accurate records and solve problems, using good verbal or written reasoning.
  • You are confident working through the night taking responsibility for the security of the building and the care of our young people 

The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS clearance and two suitable references.

Please make sure that  your supporting statement covers how you fulfil the essential criteria set out in the Job description person specification as this will be used to shortlist for interview.

You will need to provide a full employment history including any gaps since leaving full time education. 

Our benefits

  • 28 days’ annual leave, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time) and an additional 5 days, after 5 years
  • Local Government Pension Scheme plus immediate life cover (3 times your annual salary from day one) and ill-health protection.
  • Opportunity to purchase up to 25 days annual leave
  • We will pay for you to complete qualifications including NVQ Level 3 or equivalent
  • Employee Assistance Programme - We have an employee support programme run by Health Assured, an independent, external organisation. Health Assured is available for you and your immediate family members, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and includes telephone counselling, legal advice, bereavement support and medical information.
  • Employee discounts with local and national retailers, days out, finance, health and beauty, travel and eating out plus lots more.
  • Flexible and family working arrangements including enhanced maternity benefits
  • A permanent, supportive and inclusive management team where you will be empowered to make good professional decisions
  • Extensive Learning & Development and career development opportunities
  • Free parking on site plus heavily subsidised town centre car parking scheme
  • Free meals whilst on shift

About us

Northamptonshire Children’s Trust is responsible for delivering Children’s Services to families in the local area. The Trust is wholly owned and funded but operationally independent from the Councils. The Trust has an open inclusive culture for all our employees.  We are keen to explore new ways of working,  to be more agile and adaptable in our approach to service delivery.


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