UB10 | Waking Night Carer

Ref: 2348| Posted: 28th Jul 2022

Title: Waking Night Carer
Location: Uxbridge, UB10
Nearest Tube: Hillingdon
Wage: £17.00 gross per hour, £204.00 gross per night
Driver required? Not required
Essential experience: Care experience, genuine interest in supporting clients with additional needs, non-smoker, right to work in the UK, this role is open to *female applicants only

Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: 2 shifts per week, 8.00pm to 8.00am

Pets: No 
Recruiter: Kamila

About this client/child:
Peter is a bright and sociable 29-year-old. He enjoys watching Mixed Martial Arts and occasionally goes to watch a match. He is currently studying Economics and Maths at Open University which is his big passion. Peter is a wheelchair user, is ventilator dependent and relies on others with all aspects of personal care and daily living tasks. Peter uses AAC eye-tracking technology, Eye Gaze to work his laptop and communicate. He likes interaction and being around people but is also comfortable on his own. You will be able to judge when to step in and when to give him his privacy.

Overview of role:
As Peter’s Waking Night Carer, your role will be to monitor Peter throughout the night to ensure he is safe and comfortable. The role will involve assistance with all aspects of the night routine; repositioning, providing personal care and administering medication. You’ll be active during the night regularly taking his temperature and saturation levels. You’ll be in the same room as Peter and will be visually alerted to any changes or if Peter requires your assistance, so you will be able to read with a small light or listen to music with headphones. Peter usually sleeps well and nights are uneventful, but his parents and live-in carer are available to help if needed. You will have use of the family kitchen for tea and coffee etc. You can choose any 2 nights of the week, which will then be fixed. 8.00am to 8.00am. There is the option to also cover staff absences and annual leave. £17.00 gross per hour.

Who this job would suit:
This job will suit a caring, kind, and reliable Waking Night Carer looking for a permanent position. You don’t need to have complex care experience or to have worked as a Waking Night Carer before, but you will need to have some care experience and be comfortable providing personal care. You will be willing to learn new skills and follow instructions.  

What’s great about this job:
This is a fantastic opportunity to gain both waking night experience and complex care experience. Comprehensive training is provided by the Senior Support Worker and Peter’s parents. You will initially be shadowing the Senior Support Worker until you feel confident and are competent to work independently. This is a permanent position with competitive hourly rate. You will be working in a friendly environment with a lovely client.

Who is recruiting for this role?
Our client is using our Advertising Package. 
The client will be carrying out all aspects of the recruitment process and will contact you directly if they would like to progress your application. By applying for this vacancy, you agree to our client having access to your CV. Please see our website for more information. 

Please note:
*Where a specific gender is stated as essential, gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance to paragraph 1, of schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 for female or male worker to work with our client.