Night Sleepover – East Antrim

Location UK / Antrim

Job Type

Salary See description

Updated 6 days ago

Reference 1392405

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Night Sleepover – East Antrim

Title:Night Sleepover – East Antrim 

2-4 nights per week

£27 sleepover allowance + Disturbance rate

Responsible to: Support Manager  

Overview: Abbeyfield & Wesley are pleased to advertise for a Night sleepover position to join our enthusiastic and innovative teams based in East Antrim. The successful Candidate will join us at an exciting time in the Association’s development and be a key player in the successful running of the East Antrim Houses in delivering the excellent service Abbeyfield & Wesley are renowned for.

Working in conjunction with the House Manager, the Night sleepover staff member will play the important role of providing support and a sense of security to Residents, ensure that Health and Safety standards are being met, take part in drills relating to fire protocols and actively encourage a fantastic level of service for all Residents. 

This is a truly fulfilling role within an Association dedicated to encouraging enhanced quality of living and dignity and respect for elderly people within our communities. If you would like to become part of this incredible Association and you feel this is the role for you, we look forward to welcoming you to our team.   

Key objectives:

  • Be available and present within the house during the night to respond with reassurance and appropriate assistance to calls from residents
  • Ensure that Health and Safety standards are being adhered to. 
  • Keep standard records such as an incident book or fire drill logs
  • Actively deal with general emergencies that may occur from time to time, which may involve making emergency calls for medical assistance or to volunteers and family members
  • Help create a supportive, homely and secure environment for the residents

Essential Criteria :           

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with workplace Health and Safety
  • A desire to encourage dignity, respect and quality of living for elderly people
  • Proven ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to keep records

Desirable Criteria:           

  • First Aid in the workplace qualifications
  • Experience of working in, or knowledge of, a supported housing/health & social care environment.
  • A willingness to achieve necessary qualifications to further develop your expertise and standards of service.     

General Requirements:

  • Act in accordance with Abbeyfield & Wesley values, policies and procedures at all times.
  • Attend meetings and training and development as required.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times and act in accordance with Data Protection requirements.
  • Be aware of and comply with safe working practices.
  • Be aware of, act within and actively seek to promote Abbeyfield & Wesley policies in respect of equality and diversity.
  • Undertake travel to other Abbeyfield & Wesley locations as required.
  • Carry out any additional and reasonable duties as required.

Abbeyfield & Wesley welcomes applications from all sectors of the community irrespective of age, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or disability. The information requested in this form is to enable us to obtain a rounded picture of you. Personal information will not of itself be used to disqualify your application.

This post involves substantial access to vulnerable adults and children, therefore, as part of the selection process, Abbeyfield & Wesley requires an Enhanced Disclosure Check to be carried out through Access NI. Following interview, the preferred candidate will be offered the post subject to satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure Check. This will include verification of identity and a report on the preferred candidate’s full criminal history (including spent and unspent convictions), cautions, disqualifications from regulated or care positions, and any other material considered by the police to be relevant to the position applied for.  A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position (if you require further information please request a copy of the Abbeyfield & Wesley Policy on Recruitment of those with a Criminal Record. You can access further information and the Access NI Code of Practice on //www.nidirect.gov.uk/publications/accessni-code-practice)         

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Closing date Friday 8th March 2019