Care Assistant – Day Duty & Night Duty

Location UK / Derry

Job Type

Salary See description

Updated 23 hours ago

Reference 1384935

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Care Assistant – Day Duty & Night Duty based in Garvagh.

Job Title: Care Assistant – Day Duty & Night Duty

Location: Trinity House, 15 Kilrea Road, Garvagh

Council: Council for Social Witness (Older People Services)

Hourly Rate: £8.08 per hour (NVQ/OCF Level 2 qualified); £8.02 per hour (unqualified)

Hours: Part Time  hours available- to be discussed at interview

We will also be building a reserve list for posts that arise over the next 6 months. Your details will be held on file for future appointments.

Responsible to: The Head of Home

Main function: To provide care and support for residents within the Christian ethos and aims of the Council for Social Witness

Background Information

The Council for Social Witness (Older People Services) is part of the work and witness of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and its aim is to provide care for older people in a specifically Christian ethos and environment, placing great emphasis on offering spiritual support and encouragement to residents, as well as physical care.

Trinity House is one of 6 homes for older people run by the Council for Social Witness (Older People Services) and is situated at 15 Kilrea Road, Garvagh. The Home accommodates 50 residents who have a variety of physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs and varying levels of dependency, including a 16 bed Unit for those with a diagnosis of dementia.

The Home operates a No Smoking Policy.


  • To be a Key Worker/Primary Worker to residents.
  • To help residents with dressing/undressing, toileting/bathing where necessary.
  • To assist and encourage residents’ mobility as required.
  • To encourage residents to be as active and as independent as possible.
  • To carry out all care tasks with respect for the residents’ dignity and privacy.
  • To give residents maximum choice over their lifestyle and affairs.
  • To help residents exercise their rights as citizens.
  • To promote and take part in social and recreational activities within the home, which are designed to enhance quality of life.
  • To administer resident’s medication after appropriate training.
  • To contribute to the assessment of and care planning for resident’s needs.
  • To accompany residents on external visits when necessary, e.g. hospital appointments, trips.
  • To refer enquiries about residents to the Management of the Home. 
  • To be prepared, after training, to take on additional responsibilities in order to act up if and when required.
  • To be prepared to undertake NVQ training.
  • To attend staff meetings and training sessions as required.
  • To complete appropriate written records as required.
  • To update and process computerised records as required
  • To comply with all CSW policies and procedures as required
  • To adhere to the standards laid down by the NISCC Code of Practice for Social Care Workers.
  • To ensure that safe working practice is adhered to at all times.
  • To work effectively as part of the team.
  • To maintain dignity, respect and confidentiality as required.
  • To carry out any other reasonable duty as required by Management of the Home which is necessary for the support and well-being of the residents.

This job description is intended to be neither definitive nor restrictive and can be changed or augmented at any time to meet changing needs.

We will also be seeking to create a reserve list of candidates from this round of advertising for any Full or Part Time vancanies that arise within the next three months.

Benefits include: free staff meals, free uniform, free Access NI and NISCC registration, generous annual leave entitlement, company pension contribution and specialist traning.

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Closing date: 4pm Tuesday 29th January 2019