Waking Night support workers


The role will work with the Residential team within the Boarding Department to support residential students with Communication, Socialisation and Imagination Difficulties (CSID) aged 8-19 in their PSHE routines in the morning and evening, and monitor students whilst they are sleeping within the boarding house.  Students have individualised, highly structured programmes of life, independence and work-related skills which the waking night employee will help to deliver.

Hours of Work - Monday to Thursday, 21:30 - 07:30 (40 hours per week, term time only).


Knowledge and Understanding
Knowledge and understanding of the needs of students with ASD, the Residential Care curriculum,  Connected Learning and Real World Learning curriculum as they operate in the school, Every Child Matters and residential care standards.

Planning and Setting Expectations
Contribute to the delivery of the Residential Care Curriculum.  Ensure effective preparation and planning in compliance with the Centre’s ‘Assessment Pack’ systems.

Teaching and Managing Pupil Learning and Care
Support students to develop into autonomous and self-confident adults with the personal, physical and social skills necessary to live as full and independent a life as possible

Assessment and Evaluation
Ensure students’ needs and progress are effectively monitored and assessed in accordance with the Centre’s assessment systems.

Pupil Achievement
Maintain accurate records to ensure that Records of Achievement and all pupil records effectively demonstrate achievement and progress.

Relations with Parents and Wider Community

Maintain regular, effective communication with parents and carers.

Managing Own Performance and Development
Evaluate and demonstrate the effectiveness of your practice and take responsibility for your own professional development. Undertake in-house and external training on any areas of work deemed appropriate by the school and Centre management.

Managing and Developing Other Staff and Adults
Promote good practice in all areas of care and curriculum delivery, guide and support new or inexperienced staff members and volunteers.

Managing Resources
Manage effectively any resources that may be delegated to you, promote the efficient use of resources and contribute to the maintenance of a safe working environment for staff and students.

Strategic Leadership
Provide a role model for students and newer or less experienced staff and contribute to the continual development of the service by offering suggestions for improvements.


Short listing is based on the extent to which candidates meet the criteria laid out below.

It is therefore helpful to address each element systematically within your application; demonstrating clearly your current status in regard to the relevant qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills.


The post holder will be expected to have NVQ level 3 in Health & Social Care.


Please let us know in your application about any previous experience you consider relevant to the post, especially:

  • Experience of working with children and young people, especially those with special educational needs
  • Experience of residential establishments


Some knowledge of the issues relevant to working within special education is essential, and may require background reading prior to application.

Candidates must demonstrate some knowledge of

  • Special Educational Needs (SEN), especially ASD  
  • Issues of child protection
  • Issues of anti-discrimination, disability rights and equal opportunities practices
  • Key aspects of Health and Safety at work


Candidates must demonstrate the ability to

  • Fulfil the requirements of the Job Description.
  • Work creatively and flexibly with students with special educational needs to promote autonomy, independence, personal development and employability for all students
  • Follow instructions and work within policy guidelines in all areas of work
  • Work punctually and reliably
  • Work the hours required to fulfil the role effectively
  • Communicate clearly to a range of other people
  • Produce accurate and legible written material to meet deadlines
  • Use ICT and creativity to produce attractive displays and  teaching and learning resources as required and under the direction of senior staff
  • Carry out lifting and other physical interventions as required according to in-service training
  • Contribute to the assessment, planning and monitoring of individual learning programmes for students
  • Form and promote positive relationships with staff, students, parents, the local community and outside agencies
  • Organise workload and manage own time effectively


To apply for this position please download the application form and, once complete return it to

Claire.Edwards@ltcharity.org.uk together with a full CV.




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