SS0 | Waking Night Carer

Ref: 2344| Posted: 19th Jul 2022

Title: Waking Night Carer
Location:  Westcliff on Sea, SS0
Nearest Train station: Westcliff on Sea
Salary:  £16.00 gross per hour
Driver required? Yes, with own car to the get to the location
Essential: Experience supporting a young client with complex care needs and epilepsy during a waking night
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours:  Choice of 1 night per week, between Monday to Thursday
Pets: 1 cat and dog
Recruiter: Kamila

About this client/child:
Archie is 6 years old. He is an endearing and sweet little chap who loves to have a cuddle with his pet cat and dog and enjoys messy play, music, and painting! Archie has Cerebral Palsy, Global Development Delay, a Learning Disability, Epilepsy (self-resolving), and is registered blind.  Because of his complex care and medical needs, Archie requires support and assistance with all his self-care and daily tasks. Archie communicates using sounds and facial expressions. He has a small home care team in place and is now looking for an additional Waking Night Carer to join his team for one night per week.

Overview of role:
The Waking Night Carer will assist with Archie’s bedtime routine and tend to all his care needs throughout the night, including personal care, administering medication, moving and handling, documenting and logging accurate information, and monitoring stock supplies. Archie can experience high levels of discomfort due to wind and he needs close monitoring and attention to relieve his discomfort and settle and soothe him for a good night sleep. You can choose which night between Monday to Thursday you wish to work, then that will be fixed. 8.00pm to 8.00am. Flexibility to potentially cover sick absence and annual leave of other team members is highly desirable. £16.00 gross per hour weekdays and £18.00 gross per hour weekends. A family kitchen is available to use with tea and coffee making facilities. You will have your own comfortable chair in Archie’s room to be able to monitor him.

Who this job would suit:
An experienced Waking Night Carer looking for a permanent role offering contracted hours and wish to make a long-term commitment. Previous experience supporting a young client with complex care needs and epilepsy during a waking night is essential. You will need to be a driver with your own car to get to the family home.

What’s great about this job:
Excellent client-specific training provided, including 1:1 training from a nurse and ongoing support and supervision provided by Archie’s case manager.  

Who is recruiting for this role?
Our client is using our Shortlist Service Snap Care will screen applications to confirm the essential criteria for the position is met. The client will then continue the recruitment process. By applying for this vacancy, you agree to us sending your CV and contact details to our client. Please see our website for more information.