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Senior NIght Care Worker posted by St Monica Trust

Full Time
The Chocolate Quarter, Keynsham
£9.49 - £13.14 / hour
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Job Description

Our care workers positively and actively contribute to the lives of older people living with dementia.  The ethos and culture of our care service means that day to day life is centred around building positive and meaningful relationships guided by residents.


You’ll need to be able to think on your feet, be flexible and creative and be prepared for the unexpected!  This is a rewarding and challenging role for a people’s person – who has the drive and compassion to ensure our residents live to the very best of their abilities.

To support all colleagues in the delivery of care for residents within St Monica Trust’s dementia facilities.  Offering continuity of care and ensuring residents’ physical, social, cultural and spiritual needs are met.  Demonstrating respect for the individual’s dignity and independence at all times.



1.    To assist residents with all aspects of personal care in accordance with their care plan and associated risk assessments.

2.    To ensure that meaningful activity is provided for residents throughout the day (and night if appropriate)

3.    To provide a person-centred meal and drink service as required on a day to day basis.

4.    To ensure that residents social and spiritual needs are acknowledged and met.

5.    Maintain appropriate electronic and paper records.

6.    Undertake key-worker role for named residents.

7.    Adherence to St. Monica Trust policies and procedures especially with regard to Moving and Handling, Health & Safety, Data Protection & Protection of Vulnerable Adults.


Main Tasks

Care, support and well-being


1.    To assist with the care of residents as directed by senior care colleagues.

2.    To ensure that meaningful activity is provided for residents throughout the day (and night if appropriate)

3.    Give emotional support to residents, their families and significant others, as appropriate.

4.    To support the administration of medication and clinical activity in accordance with appropriate training and assessed competence. 

5.    Demonstrate compassion, patience and care at all times.

6.    To provide a key worker role for named residents, in line with key worker guidelines.

7.    To escort residents as required, including hospital appointments and social activities.

8.    Encourage residents’ social and spiritual activities that meet their interests and hobbies.

9.     Create interesting, fun, meaningful and engaging activities to facilitate residents well-being and cognitive function.


Monitoring and record keeping


10.  Keep care records up to date and ensuring all records are kept in accordance with St Monica Trust’s Internal Governance.

11.  Report any changes in residents’ condition or welfare to a senior care colleague.

12.  Ensure information that is received is read and acted on regarding past events which may impact on current care provisions- ensuring consistency of care provision and follow up.



Supporting with food and nutrition


13.  Clean kitchen and work areas as required and maintain good hygiene standards.

14.  Maintain stock of food items as required

15.  Assemble and dispose of any food waste/ disposable items for collection.

16.  Wash cutlery, crockery and kitchen utensils, as required.

17.  Assist in the preparation of hot and cold snacks, light meals and beverages.

18.  Support residents with their nutritional requirements at all times including dietary modification and in line with food hygiene legislation.

19.  To assist residents who require help in eating and/or drinking.

20.  To facilitate food and drink in accordance with the residents care plan and requests.

21.  To assist residents with food preparation and serving.




22.  To follow agreed procedures in respect of residents’ property and finances.

23.  Ensure that all waste is discarded correctly.

24.  Respect residents clothing and follow Trust guidelines and procedures with regard to the laundry process

25.  Ensure high standards of tidiness, hygiene and cleanliness in residents' rooms, bathrooms, toilets and kitchens and in all other parts of the premises, and that all waste is discarded correctly.


26.  Attend staff meetings, supervision & appraisal meetings.

27.  To attend all mandatory training.

28.  To be conversant with and responsible for own individual learning portfolio.           

29.  Undertake training and development activities to further personal and professional development in line with the Trust’s service developments.

30.  It is essential to maintain confidentiality in line with relevant regulations and the Trust’s Code of Conduct policy.



Specific Senior Duties


31.  Day to day direction of the care team, including delegation of duties.

32.  Liaising with and informing RN’s as required.

33.  Managing the induction, mentoring and development of Dementia Workers.

34.  Undertaking UCU supervision in accordance with the Advancing Colleagues Contribution Framework.

35.  Acting as a role model by promoting best practice in dementia care.

36.  Promoting and applying SMT policies and procedures within the service.

37.  Overseeing and monitoring medication administration by Dementia Workers in accordance with SMT policy and procedures.

38.  Contribute to the assessment of care planning with residents, their families and significant others to support the delivery of individualised care.

39.  To oversee the effective delivery of care by all workers as identified and agreed via care planning.

40.  Conduct care audits as required.

41.  To maintain personal and professional development.

42.  To demonstrate team leading, development and motivational skills.

43.  To enable residents and staff to jointly contribute to the creation of a homely environment, ensuring that positive relationships are built and maintained.


Job Requirements

As Night Senior Care Worker at The Chocolate Quarter you'll assist residents with all aspects of personal care, to meet their individual needs. You will ensure that care is planned in partnership with residents' and their families, including social and spiritual needs, with the emphasis on maintaining key life skills. Demonstrating compassion, patience and care at all times you'll work with residents' to ensure that meaningful activities are provided throughout the day. One of your top priorities will be the day to day direction of the care team including the delegation of duties. You'll also liaise with registered nurses and mentor care workers, promoting best practice in all care aspects. You'll understand the impact dementia can have on a person's needs and ensure that all residents feel safe and supported. You will create a positive atmosphere all around the home ensuring it is welcome and homely.

Our care home is designed over 3 floors of our new development in Block B of the Chocolate Quarter. Each floor has a different specialism which includes:

*           Dementia care

*           General Nursing Older peoples care

*           Health/Enablement care

Friendly and approachable you'll build positive working relationships with residents, team members and external visitors. You'll be committed to the well-being of all our residents and provide emotional support when appropriate. Additional duties will include supporting the administration of medication and clinical activity, providing a key worker role for named residents and maintaining electronic and paper records. You'll also support residents to live well by finding creative ways to enable residents' to live full lives in the home and in the community.

Full and part time hours available, to include weekend working. Basic £9.49, £11.79 per hour inclusive of night enhancement, £13.14 including weekend enhancement.


What we're looking for

For this role an ability to attend to personal care needs is essential. You should be confident using computerised systems and have clear written and verbal communication skills. Experience working with older or people living with disability or dementia is desirable. A minimum of NVQ 2 and working towards level 3 in Health and Social Care is required.

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