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Night Care Assistant

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Part Time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Part Time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 27/08/2019 15:38
£18,795 - £19,171 (pro rata to hours worked)
Hours per week:
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Employment Location:
Alexandra Way Care Home
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Job details 

Closing date:
27 Aug

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Night Care Assistant

Summary of the post:

You will assist to develop and maintain a supportive living environment to meets the needs of individual residents whilst maximising their independence and when necessary offer physical, social and emotional care support.

Main Duties:

About the role
Under the guidance of the Registered Manager and/or Duty Manager, the post holder will work a night shift. The shift will consist of working on a four week rota which includes working week-ends and bank holidays between the hours of 10pm and 8am (20 hours per week). This is to support people living in the home with their personal care and night time care needs. There are three waking night care assistants on duty and they have access to an on call Duty Manager for advice support.
The role includes supporting older people who will/may be living with dementia and/or have physical disabilities, and/or be in need of end of life care. This may also include people who have mild learning disabilities.
The key responsibilities of the post are:
• Carry out nightly health and safety check ie: ensure the building is locked and secure, windows closed and building free from hazards, (ie: lights, heaters and cookers switched off)
• Support/assist service users throughout the night with their personal care needs and carry out regular well-being checks in accordance with individual support plans
• Ensure that service users who are awake throughout the night are supported in accordance with their individual support plans
• Undertake a key worker role with allocated service users
• Contribute to Risk Assessments, Mental Capacity Assessments and Best Interest Decisions that identify and meet the assessed needs of Service Users
• Maintain appropriate records including daily records and support plans
• Support service users with medication, and assist with administering medication when required, in line with set guidelines
• Participate in and promote the Quality Assurance monitoring system.
• Carry out routine domestic duties ie; laundry/ironing/cleaning as time allows throughout the night
• Overall, work in accordance with current legislation – this includes the Care Act 2014, Health and Social Care Act 2008 Regulations 2014

Selection Criteria:

(To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form).
1. You will have training and experience of working in similar service areas.
2. You will hold a vocational qualification e.g. NVQ 2 or equivalent is desirable, you will be expected to acquire this if not already held.
3. You will show sensitivity and empathy in your work.
4. You will demonstrate knowledge of professional care groups and external contacts e.g. GPs, nursing services and emergency services.


Please note that it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post. This means that you must declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings unless these are protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013).

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has a confidential checking process for transgender applicants who do not wish to reveal details of their previous identity to the person who has asked them to complete an application form for a DBS check.

The contact details are: Sensitive Applications Team, Customer Services, PO Box 165, Liverpool, L69 3JD - Email sensitive@dbs.gsi.gov.uk

Please contact Lynne Smith on 01454 866172 or Lynne.Smith@southglos.gov.uk for any queries regarding the rota.

Based at: Alexandra Way care Home
Hours: 20hrs
Closing Date: 22 August 2019
Interview Date: 4th September 2019

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South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Our Values

As an employee of South Gloucestershire Council you will be expected to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. You will strive to work well with others to reach a common goal and embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. You will use your initiative to deliver and take responsibility for your performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services

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