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Night Home Carer

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Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

We’re seeking to recruit a great new Night Home Carer; someone with the right values and positive attitude to work for the Specialist Support for Younger Adults team – could this be you?

Working hours are 10:00pm to 8:00am.

The successful candidate will support a customer with overnight support living within Cranford, Kettering.

Night Home Carer role receives 1/3 enhancement for waking night and attracts other enhancements, e.g. double time for Bank Holidays, as there is a requirement to provide a service 365 days of the year.

Our benefits

We offer:

  • A pension scheme, where we pay a significant contribution on top of your contribution. It provides life cover and ill-health protection.
  • Opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge, and potential in a large unitary council.
  • Generous leave entitlement (28 days, rising to 33 days) and bank holidays, plus the option to buy up to an extra 10 days
  • Enhanced rates on Sundays and Bank Holidays 
  • Enhanced overtime pay such as time and a half Mon-Sat and double time on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
  • Business milage paid at 45p per mile.

What will you be doing?

The role of a Night Home Carer is to: 

Provide night support to a customer living within their own home. Customer may require support during the night which you will attend to. 

Travel to different locations for customer support as and when required.

Provide practical, personal and emotional care and support to customers who may have a range of different health and social care needs.

Ensure each customer experiences a service that meets their own personal needs and preferences, as set out in their care/support plan, and to refer any areas of concern to the duty manager.

Work in such a way as that promotes the customers' health and wellbeing, ensures dignity is preserved, supports independence and choice whilst maintaining safety making sure any areas of concern are reported.

Provide a flexible service that may involve a range of activities including personal care, administration of prescribed medication, practical help at home, etc. 

Work with the customer to understand and contribute to assess their needs of customers, e.g. risk, manual handling and use of low-level equipment.

Ensure that reasonable care is taken at all times for the health, safety and welfare of yourself and other persons. 

Comply with the policies and procedures, and any relevant legislative requirements. 

Carry out any other duties which all within the broad spirit, scope and purpose of this job and which are commensurate with the grade of the post. 

About you

You don’t need to have previous experience in this field, nor do you need qualifications to get started – we are happy to support you and provide full training to fulfil the job role!

Candidates should have a full driving licence with access to a full serviced appropriately insured vehicle in order to travel to various locations.

Successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check which will be covered by the employer.

You must have a genuine interest to work within social care.

You should have the ability to provide excellent care and support to all our customers.

You should treat others with dignity and respect.

You will be flexible and compassionate

You are able to work well alone and in a team environment.

Our benefits

We offer:

  • a competitive salary
  • a pension scheme, where we pay a significant contribution on top of your contribution. It provides life cover and ill-health protection.
  • opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge and potential in a large unitary council
  • generous leave entitlement (28 days, rising to 33 days) and bank holidays, plus the option to buy up to an extra 10 days
  • agile and flexible working arrangements to help you with a healthy work-life balance.

About us

We are a new unitary council, established in April 2021; we are one of the largest unitary councils in the country. Our vision for North Northants is to be 'A place where everyone has the best opportunities and quality of life'.

Our priorities are:

  • helping people live active fulfilled lives
  • caring for our young people, providing them with high quality education and opportunities
  • enabling a thriving and successful economy
  • leading on a green and sustainable environment
  • ensuring our communities are connected so they can shape their lives and where they live
  • providing modern public services

Our values, as chosen by our staff, are - Customer-focused, Respectful, Efficient, Supportive and Trustworthy.

Your differences make us different - Achieve Together.

We are undertaking consultation with the Trade Unions on terms and conditions and the future NNC pay structure and during this time are appointing new employees on interim spot salaries. You will be advised of the outcome and any impact on your role once this work is complete.

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