Waking Night Assistant (SouthEast London, UK)

Job Description

TYPE OF CONTRACTDirect ManagerDepartmentSalary Range
Permanent, Full-TimeResidential Cluster LeadEducation / AcademyPT 7=£12,225 to P11= £13,233.41

Role summary:

Our client is a residential and day school for pupils aged 8-19 years with moderate to severe learning difficulties and
other complex needs including autism and language difficulties.
We are passionate about creating a culture of wellbeing where all staff and pupils are valued and supported so that we can
all ‘grow, learn and flourish.’
Our client aims to provide an outstanding and supportive learning environment which challenges students to achieve
success. The core learning values, which are at the centre of the curriculum, focus upon developing the student’s resilience
and ability to make informed life choices.

Our client needs a new WNA to join an existing team. You will be required to work with the students to assist with activities
and social and personal skills. Some personal care support may be needed. The duties include night-time working to
ensure the safeguarding and safety of our students overnight. Experience of working with children or young people is
highly desirable.
Experience of working with children or young people is desirable but a ‘can do attitude’ and positive approach are
essential. It is highly desirable that applicants hold a relevant qualification at NVQ level 3 otherwise you will be
expected to begin working towards such a qualification within 3 months of starting work.

All posts are subject to
references, enhanced clearance from the DBS and a 6-month probation period.
This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English
language requirement for public sector workers. The school therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the
Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective
performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be
applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.
Our client is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and
young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Candidate Privacy notice can be
found on our website.
We welcome applicants from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual
orientation, or religion.
This position is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and an enhanced DBS Disclosure is required.
Closing date: Sunday Midnight 20th June 2022
Interview date: w/c 27th June 2022


Actual Term Time Salary: NJC Points 7 – 11
PT 7=£9,169.33 plus night allowance of £3,056.44 to Pt 11=£9,925.06 plus night allowance of £3,308.35
Including Outer Fringe Allowance of £285.70
19 hours per week, for 38 weeks per year. INSET days are paid in addition
The core hours of this job are 11.45pm to 09.15am Tuesday and Thursday. Term time only.

Conscientious and innovative
• Energetic, enthusiastic, and hard working
• Passionate about working with pupils who have special needs
• Committed to working collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team
• Confident in dealing with children who may sometimes display challenging behaviours

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