Night Care Assistant

10 August 2022
£9.99 - £10.19 / hour

Job Description

About the role:

We are currently seeking a committed individual to join our children’s residential homes service as a Night Care Assistant to help provide care and support for up to 4 young people aged 11-18. The home specifically provides accommodation for young people with emotional / behavioural difficulties. Duties include caring for young people, tending to their needs, completing records and some domestic duties.

Essential Criteria:

  • An understanding of Children’s needs and rights
  • Have an understanding of child protection issues and ensuring safety
  • Have an understanding of a practical and sensible approach to the safety and security of the building and equipment
  • Ability to respond sensitively to the physical and emotional needs of young people with a wide range of learning disabilities
  • Ability to manage challenging behaviour
  • The ability to form constructive relationships with young people

Working hours:

Due to the nature of the role, candidates must be flexible and available to work on a four week rota working 148 hours. A typical shift will be from 10pm till 8am. The candidate must be willing to work bank holidays, Christmas holidays and willing to work weekends and have the ability to lone work with young people. 

Week 1 – 30 hour

Week 2 – 40 hour

Plus one 8 hour day shift a month for supervision and training etc.  This can be flexible.


The salary starts at £19,264 + enhancements.   (Enhancements: +33% per hour between 11pm and 6am).

Additional Information:

Should you require additional information please call Rachel Forrest on 0115 9157607 or  

This post is subject to a DBS Enhanced check with a barred list check.

This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for the role.