Job Advert: Waking Night Support Worker, Leeds

SignHealth is a passionate and unique Deaf led charity, committed to creating a future where there are no barriers to good health and well-being for Deaf people.

  • Closing date for applications: 31 July 2021
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*Full Time and Part Time available*
Hours: 9:30PM until 08:00AM
Salary: £10.36 Per Hour
Location: Leeds

Here at SignHealth, we are currently recruiting for Waking Night Support Workers to take on the exciting challenge of providing high-quality health and social care support to Deaf individuals, many of whom have mental health conditions.

Do you have the ability to communicate in British Sign Language?

Do you have knowledge of the deaf community and mental health issues?

Do you have an NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care or the Care Certificate?

We are looking for an independent, dynamic, compassionate and hardworking individual who is able to support those living in our community and help them become as independent as possible.

As a Waking Night Support Worker, you will be expected to ensure the safety of the people we support and to certify they are supported to gain a good night’s sleep, monitoring any concerns in relation to disturbed sleep patterns and following relevant support plans designed to promote sleep and wellbeing.

You will need to remain awake whilst on shift and will need to deliver a high standard of care and support.

Sleeping on duty is not permitted at any time.

Our Waking Night Support Workers will undertake a range of tasks, such as working closely with our clients to develop supportive relationships, encouraging independent skills, providing emotional support, creating personalised plans and ensuring a professional service is maintained.

You will liaise with statutory authorities to fully access new referrals and review social workers and other professionals. The work you will carry out is interesting, challenging and rewarding.

Due to the nature of this position, you will need to have a minimum of level 2 British Sign Language, understand the importance of sensitive data and storing data in line with GDPR regulations, care regulations and the CQC.

If you have knowledge of safeguarding, working with young people, adults at risk or adults in crisis under your belt this would be helpful too– but not essential.

Why choose SignHealth?

We will work alongside you during your career with SignHealth to maximise your full potential with Training and Development to help you become the best you!

Working with your Line Manager, you will receive an in-depth induction to give you great insight into our charity and what we do.

Join our learning pathway with BSL, we offer paid Training and Development to further your BSL knowledge!

Wellbeing is the heart of everything we do! It’s not just about our clients, it’s about you too.

As a SignHealth employee, you will also receive:

25 days of Annual Leave, pro-rata for Part-Time staff
5 days per year of paid Study Leave
Long Service Annual Leave Rewards
Free of Charge DBS Certificate
Sick Pay
A generous defined contribution pension scheme, we pay 6% after successfully passing probation
Eye Care Vouchers
Interest-free bicycle loan to travel to work (Dependent on role location)

Let’s get you onboard to start your SignHealth Journey!
If this sounds like a position you would be interested in, we would love to hear from you. Applications are strongly welcome from people who can use British Sign Language.

To apply, please contact Annette Roebuck at with your CV and Supporting Statement.

For this post, enhanced DBS checks and satisfactory reference checks will be carried out prior to employment.

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