Night Care Assistant

The SmartList
£15,000 - £19,999
09 Feb 2018
28 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
LOCATION: Cheltenham

JOB TITLE: Night Care Assistant

SALARY & BENEFITS: £8.94 per hour between the hours of 11pm – 6am & £8.10 per hour before and after

WORKING HOURS: 7.30pm – 7.30am (working 2 / 3 / 4 shifts a week)

THE COMPANY: We are currently working with a family owned residential care home based in Cheltenham. The home provides high quality care for those aged 65 or over. The whole team of staff is dedicated to the all-round well-being of every resident, whatever their needs.

THE ROLE: As a Night Care Assistant you will be providing night duty cover in the home caring for the 27 residents. You will also be undertaking certain domestic duties that can be performed during the night hours. You will attend to the physical, emotional and social needs of the residents under the direction of the matron.

Key Responsibilities for the Night Care Assistant role to include:-
  • All aspects of physical care, working as part of a team but capable of working unsupervised
  • To carry a pager with you at all times and to respond to the nurse call bell promptly
  • Check that all doors and windows are secure as appropriate
  • To serve hot drinks to the residents including those already in bed
  • To assist residents to go to bed if they wish to do so
  • To undertake the medication round if appropriately qualified
  • Should a resident require a GP visit or admission to hospital undertake the duties contacting the emergency services as appropriate and inform the Matron on duty
  • General house keeping in the house

THE CANDIDATE: The successful candidate will need to be a compassionate individual who is extremely reliable, honest and is an effective communicator. Ideally you will have a Level 2 in Health and Social Care or a Care certificate, however you will be put through this qualification if you are suitable in other areas.

Key experience essential for the role of the Night Care Assistant:-
  • Willing to complete a DBS if successful after interview
  • Live within a commutable distance to Cheltenham

Does this sound like you? If yes then please hit the apply now button.

You will then be sent to an online questionnaire to support your CV and application, please fill in the details and we will be in touch to advise you of the next steps.

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