Night Care Worker

Buxton, Derbyshire

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: HStw100321_1615372034
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Date Posted: 2021-03-10
  • Location: Buxton, Derbyshire
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-09
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Recruitment are currently recruiting for a Night Care Assistant for a Children's residential setting in Buxton -SK17 9DZ.


The Night Care Assistant is accountable to the Home Manager or the senior member of staff undertaking sleeping-in duties. He/she will be responsible for the routine care and safety needs of the children during the night and for the security of the building. At the commencement of duty, a comprehensive handover together with any specific instructions relating to the needs of children will be given fully by the staff going off duty/sleeping in. At the end of the period of duty, the Night Care Assistant will provide a handover to the staff coming on duty.

Safeguarding of children in care is the priority and as these workers will be on a night shift with a residential children's worker sleeping in who can be disturbed when necessary, they will need to draw upon that experience, knowledge and training to support them with this role

This role requires candidates with child protection and safeguarding experience and knowledge due to the vulnerability of the children in their care.

  • The Night Care Assistant will be required to undertake all routine tasks during the night in accordance with the care plans for children and any specific instructions given. He/she should waken the senior member of staff sleeping-in as and when their assistance or authority is required.
  • Check fireboard and ensure it is up to date.
  • Familiarise his/herself with the sleeping arrangements for children.
  • Check the building to ensure all windows and doors are secured.
  • Extinguish all unnecessary lighting, turn of unnecessary radiators/heaters and ensure all electrical appliances are turned off and unplugged.
  • Patrol the building at regular intervals as instructed by the Home Manager and record any incidents.
  • Report any major incident to the senior member of staff undertaking sleep in duties and record.
  • Report any matters that arise under health and safety procedures.
  • Administer medication to children as directed or as necessary and record.

Skills and experience:

  • 2+ years' recent experience wirking with children and families in a residential setting
  • Diploma in Level 3 Children & Young People Workforce or equivalent but NVQ2 qualification can be accepted in this instance providing that the agency worker has got the 5 year reference history and any reference from a job in a care setting.
  • Enhanced DBS check which includes a check against the Child Workforce.

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