Senior Night Care Assistant

Health/Social Care
South East
£9.20 Per Hour
27-03-2019 01:30 PM

In this role you will be on a 35 hour per week contract required to work 4 nights one week and 3 nights the next as it is on a 2 week rota basis.


  • To personally manage and actively contribute to the smooth running and operations of the home.
  • To help develop and induct new care assistants to reach the required standards of the job description ensuring they fulfil the aims & objectives of the home.
  • To ensure the care of the Residents is carried out by all employees in a manner, which offers individuality, choice, dignity and rights as a citizen.
  • To help and encourage people living at the home to lead a full and as active life as much as their physical and mental condition will allow.


  • To follow the policy and procedures of the home in line with the current standards and regulations
  • To Asses and arrange for individual Residents to receive visits from their Doctor / District Nurse as and when required, and record on the appropriate records.
  • To be responsible for administering drugs when required to Residents, and to make the appropriate record on the medication records.
  • Keeping drug keys in your personal possession at all times and for all these keys to be personally handed over at the end of the shift to the following key holder.
  • To manage and ensure all personal care and hygiene as applicable to each Resident, (i.e. bathing, washing, toileting, bed making feeding when required) and any activity which entails the caring and well being of elderly people and their needs is carried out in a competent and professional manner.
  • To be the first port of call for care assistants with any operational problems but have the judgement of when to communicate with the manager.
  • To communicate with the senior at handover any changes or requirements to Residents needs
  • To ensure preparation and serving of meals, clearing of dining room tables and the general cleanliness of the home is carried out to a good required standard.
  • To delegate working tasks to all personnel for the good efficient running of the home.
  • To train, motivate and assess staff at appropriate intervals.
  • To act as a 'buddy’ to new care staff, (following and completing the induction checklist), and thus ensure the care standards are communicated and maintained.
  • To encourage a spirit of team working with all your colleagues.
  • To understand the importance of good communication e.g. Day Report, writing messages straight away, being aware of the meaning of confidentiality.
  • To report any dangerous procedures observed or potentially dangerous obstacles eg. broken furniture, frayed wire.
  • To attend in house training and put new skills learnt into practice so that Residents care and quality of life may be improved.
  • Check security of the building at the start of the shift and throughout the night
  • Check Residents approximately every 2 hours ensuring Residents are present, safe and dry.
  • To ensure that night chores are completed in between the Resident checks
  • please refer to the night procedure.
  • To be aware of the procedures manual including 'what to do in the event of a fire’, 'Missing person’ and 'Night Procedure’
  • All night staff are required not to sleep during working hours which includes breaks.
  • To be aware of The Health & Safety at Work Act - To undertake any reasonable task that may be assigned to you.

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