Fairplay are looking to recruit a full time Overnight Support Worker to work in Chesterfield, with a salary of £13.34 per hour.

Fairplay are a charity who provides accessible activities for families with disabled children, and they’re looking for a team member to join them.

Since Fairplay was established in 1992 the demand for their services has grown overwhelmingly. By 2010 they had opened their first centre in Chesterfield which had the added benefit of ensuring that all children and young people are able to access the facilities on offer.

They are now looking to recruit an Overnight Support Worker you will provide a high level of support and care to children and young people with complex health care needs aged 6 – 25 throughout the night.


  1. Provide a high level of personal care and support to children/young people with complex health care needs.
  2. Work with children/young people and their parents to enable them to have short term breaks appropriate to the needs of the child/young person and the family.
  3. Provide regular checks on the young people at 15-minute intervals throughout the night. 4. Assist with the planning of activities in line with the child/young person’s needs with the Projects Co-ordinator.
  4. Contribute to the personal and social development of the children and young people.
  5. Attend regular team meetings.
  6. Attend appropriate training sessions and courses relevant to the post.
  7. Comply with Safeguarding Children & Young Peoples and Safeguarding Adults guidelines. 9. Comply with Health & Safety requirements and specifically to take reasonable care of him or herself and other persons who may be affected by his or her acts or omissions at work (Health & Safety Act 1974) and other relevant employment legislation and Fairplay policies. 10. Maintain confidentiality at all times.
  8. To ensure that Fairplays policies and procedures are followed.
  9. To administer any medication as set out by the young person’s care plan and to follow Fairplays medication policies and procedures.
  10. Work within the Data Protection Act.
  11. To contribute to the evaluation of the session and write short reports.
  12. To be responsible for a small petty cash system.
  13. Deliver a policy of Equal Opportunities.
  14. Participate in clinical supervision.
  15. Carry out any other duties appropriate to the post as designated by the Project Co-ordinator.
  16. Be available on evenings, weekends and school holidays.

Additional Relevant Information

There is a probationary period of up to three months at the discretion of the Project Co-ordinator.

Essential Criteria

  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity and a high degree of discretion.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships.
  • Must be confident in their ability to work on their own or as part of a team.
  • Ability to produce reports.
  • Ability to attend sessional staff meetings/supervision at least three times a year
  • Possess good communication skills.
  • Knowledge of disability issues including personal care.
  • Knowledge of equal opportunities.
  • Experience of working with young people/adults with complex disabilities and additional needs.
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding Children Young Peoples guidelines.
  • Ability to assist with producing risk assessments.
  • Hold or be working towards a NVQ level 2/3 in Childcare, Health and Social Care, or equivalent qualification in Nursery Nursing, Nursing, Teaching, Youth Work or considerable experience and a willingness to undertake the Care Certificate.
  • Willingness to undertake personal care of young people.
  • Willingness to undertake Moving and Handling, Administration of Medication and any other training required.
  • Ability to work in a flexible manner, including evenings and weekends.

 Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of working with volunteers.
  • Basic Food Hygiene and First Aid Certificates.
  • Knowledge of Care Quality Commission (CQC) guidelines and Health and Social Care Act 2008.
  • Full drivers licence and willingness to drive Fairplay minibus and undertake any training required

To apply, please visit the Dalmatian job board.

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