Carer (Night Shift)

  • The Orders of St John Care Trust
  • Edwardstow, United Kingdom

Carer (Night Shift)

Job description

London | 301 - 400 employees


A bit about us...

We provide care in 72 care homes across Lincolnshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and West Sussex. The Order of St John Care Trust is all about people. Everything we do reflects our caring ethos, from our recruitment practices through to the care we deliver each and every day to the people living in our homes and extra care housing schemes. We believe that our residents and day care visitors should enjoy life in an atmosphere of warmth, harmony and understanding, being cared for by people who appreciate their need for privacy and who will respect their dignity and freedom of choice. We strive to remain at the forefront of innovative practice and care delivery. This requires the support of a dedicated and professional team.


About the role...

Care is at the heart of everything that we do. Working within the Care team you will show warmth, compassion and support to our residents and their families; helping to promote independence and dignity and positively enhancing the lives of individuals in our care. 

There is no such thing as a daily routine. Your day will be as varied as the needs of people you are looking after. You will often be helping people to wash and dress, eat and drink, and go about their daily activities. After a while you will know what makes a difference to them and what helps to put a smile on their face.


Requirements

Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as a key worker for a number of residents to ensure their needs are identified and met.
  • Play a key role in making sure emergency aid and other Trust policies are adhered to. 
  • Undergo specialist training during your time as a carer to build your knowledge of the industry and support your own personal growth.
  • Helping to support the care leader during shifts.
  • An advocate for change. Responsible for alerting your line manager of any health and safety risks or potential improvements to the care of your residents.
  • Listening to your residents wants and needs and providing a positive outlet for their thoughts.

A bit about you...

You are an empathetic individual who considers themselves a team player. A patient individual who prides themselves on their communication skills both verbal and written. You enjoy talking and learning from others experiences, values and beliefs and consider yourself to be a well organised individual. In situations of potential conflict you are calm and quick on your feet. 

Key Skills and experience:

  • Educated to GSCE level or equivalent.
  • Demonstrate a desire to help others.
  • Willingness to learn about the care system and best practices within the environment.

Extra Awesome:

  • Knowledge of Care Standards. 
  • Experience of working with and completing Care Plans. 
  • Awareness of CQC Competent using Microsoft Outlook including Word and Excel