Night Carer

  • £8.25 - £8.33 per hour
  • Gillingham, Kent
  • Rapport Housing And Care

Nestled in a peaceful residential suburb of Gillingham, Rogers House offers person centred residential care on a respite or permanent basis to over 65\'s with a variety of care and support needs.

Spread over three floors, the care home can provide care for up to 41 older people within a homely and welcoming pet friendly environment. Rogers House is also home to Rusty the cat, who provides great companionship for the residents of the home.

Rogers House can also provide short term care. They aim to provide a home from home, giving both the residents and their carer a chance to relax and recharge their batteries. When residents come and stay with us their carers can relax, they have peace of mind knowing that their loved one is safe and being cared for in a homely environment.

Residents benefit from excellent facilities including multiple seating areas, a large homely dining room, activity room, kitchenette and landscaped spacious gardens.

Roger\'s House highly trained staff are committed to caring for the residents as though they are an extended family member, getting to know them and supporting them to live life to the fullest.

Applications from people who would like to join the dedicated teams of staff at Rogers House are always welcome.

The home has vacancies for Night Carers.

Pay: £8.25 - £8.33 per hour.

Night shift: 9pm - 7.20am

Night Carers provide waking night duty cover in the home and share meeting the person centred care needs of residents with other staff in a way that respects the dignity of the individual and promotes independence.

Night Carers also undertake general housekeeping duties that can be performed during night hours.

Main Duties and Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

o Carrying out checks on residents at regular, prescribed intervals

o Answering emergency bells

o Assisting residents who need support, reassurance or comfort.

o Carrying out regular security checks on the building

o Reading and updating daily records / care plans

The ideal Night Carers will demonstrate

o A caring and compassionate approach

o Patience and understanding of older people

o Knowledge of or a willingness to be trained in the correct procedures for carrying out all of their duties including use of moving and handling equipment

o An understanding of Health and Safety

o Good communication skills with different groups, e.g. staff, residents, local community

o Different values / cultures of residents and staff

o Team working skills

o Good timekeeping skills

o Professionalism

The ideal Night Carers will have the ability to:

o Play an active role in creating a good environment

o Prioritise their work

o Be aware of the support needed by others, consider how they can support them and encourage and support them

o Train for and take on additional responsibilities

o Listen carefully and attentively

o Respect the dignity and privacy of all those they come into contact with

o Apply their knowledge and training in the workplace

o Uphold the policies and procedures of The Organisation

o Promote a positive image of the Organisation.

o Work to promote equality and diversity, and eliminate discrimination for all the Organisations service users, staff and volunteers.

Benefits of working for us include:

o We pay the National Living Wage to all of our employees, regardless of their age

o 28 days paid holiday (pro-rota if part time)

o Comprehensive Induction and Training Packages Continual professional development including our Academy and National Diploma courses

o Stakeholder Pension Scheme Opportunities to progress.

Confirmation of all appointments is subject to proof of Eligibility to Work in the UK, satisfactory Enhanced DBS clearance, satisfactory references, satisfactory numeracy and literacy assessments and medical clearance.

If you have any questions about the role or about Rapport Housing and Care, please feel free to contact the Housing Officer on 07508 328941.

Otherwise and to apply, please click on the apply now button and complete the online form.

Rapport Housing and Care offers Supported and Residential Care to older people with physical frailty and Dementia across Kent.

Rapport Housing and Care values the diversity that exists in all our communities and works towards this being reflected in our workforce.

Charity No: 254140

  • Advertiser: Direct Employer
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