Job Details

Job Title: Waking Night Support Worker

Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week  (4 on 4 off)

Salary: £19,327 per annum

Contract: 52 week, permanent

Location: Overton School, Ludlow, Shropshire

About the role

We are recruiting compassionate, hardworking and resilient Waking Night Support Worker to work alongside the existing team at Overton School in Ludlow, Shropshire to deliver a high quality of care and support to the children and young people in our care. You will contribute to individual Quality of Life Plans and provide a balanced programme of personal development focusing on social skills, independence and community involvement enabling the young people to achieve their full potential. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic Waking Night Support Worker to join the team and to support our residents overnight. Ideally we require individuals who have experience of working with children and young people with an autistic diagnosis and associated challenges, although this isn't essential as training will be provided.

This role is a permanent night time role, working 12 hour shifts to provide overnight care and support for our residents. We offer flexible shift patterns (full and part time), which run over 7 days. A full time role, equates to 6 – 7 shifts per fortnight. The rota will be maintained in advance. Flexibility to travel and work shifts across multiple sites may be required.

If you have no experience but want to make a difference and have transferrable skills from working in hospitality, activity centres, the forces or public services, we would be excited to hear from you and can provide you all the training and support to succeed and develop, being a Support Worker.

About Us

Overton School is set in extensive grounds and provides education and care for young people between the ages of 11-16 with a primary diagnosis of Autism. The School provides both educational and vocational learning spaces for the young people, small class sizes and an individual learning plan for each young person. The residential home at Overton School provides care for 12 young people.

Bryn Melyn Care (BMC) is a leading provider of therapeutic, residential care, independent education and integrated clinical services for children and young people with multiple and complex needs. We deliver a portfolio of specialist services for young people ages 8 – 18+, from crisis and assessment placement, through to long-term placement and preparation for independent living.


  • Generous annual leave scheme
  • Personal Pension
  • Life Assurance (after 12 months service)
  • In-house L&D team offering robust and continuous training
  • 24 hour Employee Assistance Programme


If this sounds like the role for you, please apply now. For additional information, please contact our recruitment team at

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