Job Details

Night Child Support Worker

Location:        Falkland House School

Salary:            Up to £15,188 dependent on experience

Hours:            Monday to Thursday - 8.40pm to 7.40am

           Friday to Sunday

           Plus School holiday 9.30pm - 8.30am

Contract:        Permanent, Part Time


We're looking for a Night Child Support Worker to join our School. Someone with relevant experience of Autistic Spectrum Disorder would be perfect for this role.


About the School:

Falkland House School is an independent residential school for boys from primary to aged 18 years.  Our pupils have a range of Additional Support Needs including emotional and behavioural difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorder.  We were the first independent school in Scotland (outside of the NAS) to received accreditation from the National Autistic Society.


About the Role:

Shifts will be worked on a 4 week rota system.  hours will be Monday - Thursday 8.40pm to 7.40am.  Weekends Friday - Sunday and School holidays 9.30pm - 8.30am.

Responsibilities will include undertaking regular checks on pupils and keeping night logs and registers updated. Light cleaning duties will be required.


Who we are looking for?

We are look for someone who is friendly, compassionate, resilient, active and calm under pressure and who has the desire to learn and work with children and young people with complex needs.


Essential Criteria:

  • Ability to remain awake all night to ensure the safety and protection of pupils overnight
  • Driver of manual vehicles
  • Willing to work towards necessary qualifications in accordance with the minimum requirement for registration as determined by the Scottish Social Services Council 


Why work for us?

  • Your Wellbeing Matters
  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path


Applications are invited online though the Acorn Care and Education website If you have any further questions regarding how to apply please contact Catherine Crawford -

Please note if your application is successful all interviews will take place via video call at this time. Please ensure you are able to access MS Teams.

Acorn care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.

We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care.

A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.