Care Worker Level 1 (Nights)

Job Description

About the employer:

Nottingham City Council is known for inclusivity and innovation, and we are continually working around the clock to deliver services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.

Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.

About the role:

Cherry Trees Residential Home is looking for a Care Worker L1 to work nights, on a 31.5 hour permanent contract.

Cherry Trees is a modern residential unit in Bestwood Park for elderly citizens with a range of needs, including dementia. Citizens may be either short term or longer term residents, depending on their identified needs and circumstances.

Care Workers at Level 1 implement Care Plans and report any concerns or reasons care plans cannot be followed, as well as monitoring care and welfare of citizens, recording accurate information on running records, communication books, care plans monitoring charts (e.g. weight monitoring, falls, etc.) and other written and electronic communications as required.

Care Workers at Level 1 are also expected to work and cooperate with other professionals, as well as citizens and their meaningful others, to ensure a shared approach to care and support and continuity of care and treatment.

Night Care Workers should be able to work with a degree of autonomy and use their initiative to make decisions when needed.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: 
 

  1. Implementation of Care Plans and contribution to running records and daily monitoring forms;
  2. Ability to encourage and support citizens to achieve and/or maintain maximum independence, and to maintain contact with friends, family and community;
  3. Knowledge and understanding of the rights, needs and feelings of vulnerable adults from diverse social and cultural backgrounds;
  4. Ability to follow all instructions, policies, procedures and guidelines.

For informal enquiries please contact sue.lathall@nottinghamcity.gov.uk quoting vacancy reference CA2351.

Employee benefits:

We will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!

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