West Berkshire Council is looking to recruit Senior Night Care Officers at residential and dementia care home, Walnut Close - Thatcham.
Walnut Close is home to frail elderly residents, some living with dementia and/or physical disabilities, for which we aim to offer a friendly, safe and secure environment. We believe our residents have choices about their care, and we promote independence as much as possible. We aim to offer social and emotional support to our residents in order to meet their individual needs.
The night shifts are waking nights and Senior Night Care Officers are required to work a designated shift pattern and alternate weekends to cover the care home rota.
You will work alongside and manage the Night Care Assistant team to ensure that the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of the residents are met.
Adaptable and approachable, you will have care experience, ideally with dementia, and elderly frail, good working knowledge of CQC standards together with a minimum of NVQ Level 2 in Care. Familiar with the principles of person-centred care, you will also posess excellent communication, organisational and leadership skills, a 'can do' attitude and the ability to remain calm when dealing with challenging and difficult situations.
You will be asked to complete an application form if you are considered a suitable applicant for the role. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.
The starting salary will be a minimum £20,541 per annum, pro rata with night enhancement of £15 paid for nights worked.
This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.
West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 26 days per annum rising to a maximum of 34 days, depending on how long you’ve worked for us and the grade of your job.
Interviews will take place on the 17th January 2019
If you would like an informal chat and more insight into the post, please contact either Zoe Williams, Unit Manager or Susan Davies, Care Home Administrator at Walnut Close, Thatcham. 01635 587810.