The starting salary for this role is £9.60 per hour, plus unsocial hours enhancements.
Are you a hard-working reliable individual with experience working in a caring environment? Do you want to work in an environment where you can help make a difference in the lives of our residents? If you're someone who takes pride in your work and is happy to go the extra mile then we'd love to hear from you!
We are hiring for waking night care assistants; a role that allows not only you to make a difference to our residents but also for them to make a positive impact on you. A great care assistant is someone who is kind, patient, open and respectful and with that in mind, we appreciate that the best care assistants bring life experience and strong values to their everyday duties within the residential homes.
Through building rapport and treating our residents with dignity and respect, you will be able to build strong relationships that will be centred on the personal, practical, social and emotional care needs of residents.
We are looking for somebody to perform waking night duties which involve cleaning tasks including ironing, and possibly also some washing. Regular security checks of the building to ensure safety of the residents are also part of your role. If required, you will provide assistance to residents during the night for personal care and answer resident alarms if they are activated. You will be lone working but supported by a sleep-in staff member, should any emergencies arise. Providing a comprehensive handover to the shift leader in the morning and working from the handover you will receive on arrival, it is about working around the building to provide a safe comfortable environment for our residents during their sleeping hours.
Shifts will be 22:15 to 07:15 Monday to Friday, with an 08:15 finish on Saturdays and Sundays.
We are a strong team that works with each other to provide the best possible care and environment for our residents. We provide Care 24/7 in our 18 bed residential home.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Experience of working within residential care setting and/or adults with learning difficulties
- An ability to plan your own shift to make the most efficient use of your time
- Flexibility to provide add hoc care to residents during the night should they require.
- Excellent communication skills to enable you to converse with our residents and staff during handovers
- A NVQ in Social Care would be valuable or a completed Care Certificate
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 31/07/2022.
Interview dates to be confirmed.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion please contact Diana Glassett on 01737 737290 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.