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Lead Night Carer


Rapport Housing and Care

Lead Night Carer

Situated in a lovely homely part of Northfleet, Dene Holm is a purpose built two-storey home, which specialises in dementia and provides care for up to 42 older people.

Dene Holm also provides short respite term care. They aim to provide a home from home, giving both the residents and their carer a chance to relax and recharge their batteries.

Dene Holm's highly trained staff are committed to caring for the residents as though they are an extended family member, getting to know them and supporting them to live life to the fullest.

Applications are always welcome from people who would like to join the dedicated teams of staff working hard to ensure the highest standards of care are always delivered.

The home has employment opportunities for Lead Carers on Night shifts.

Pay: £8.75 per hour. Night shift 9pm - 7.20am

As part of the management team responsible for the day-to-day operation of the home, Lead Night assist in managing and supervising Carers and in overseeing standards of care practice within the home.

Main Duties and Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

Leading shifts, supervising Carers, monitoring, reviewing/assessing and reporting on all documents and records associated with individual residents, complaints handling.

The ideal Lead Carer will demonstrate / evidence

  • A caring and compassionate approach
  • Patience and understanding of older people
  • Leadership and staff management skills; directive and supportive coaching, training, delegation
  • Knowledge of the CQC Fundamental Standards
  • Current knowledge of H&S legislation and application of H&S practices
  • Effective judgement about validity of care, staffing difficulties, evidence gathering and ethics
  • Risk assessment practice
  • Good communication skills with different groups, e.g. staff, residents, local community
  • Understanding of different values / cultures of residents and staff
  • Team working skills
  • Good timekeeping skills
  • Professionalism
  • Relevant qualifications

The ideal Lead Carer will have the ability to:

  • Lead good practice by example
  • Play an active role in creating a good environment
  • Prioritise their work
  • Be aware of the support needed by others, consider how they can support them and encourage and support them
  • Train for and take on additional responsibilities
  • Listen carefully and attentively
  • Respect the dignity and privacy of all those they come into contact with
  • Apply their knowledge and training in the workplace
  • Uphold the policies and procedures of The Organisation

Benefits of working for us include:

  • We pay the National Living Wage to all of our employees, regardless of their age
  • 28 days paid holiday (pro-rota if part time)
  • Comprehensive Induction and Training Packages Continual professional development including our Academy & National Diploma courses
  • Stakeholder Pension Scheme Opportunities to progress.

Confirmation of all appointments is subject to proof of Eligibility to Work in the UK, satisfactory Enhanced DBS clearance, satisfactory references, satisfactory numeracy and literacy assessments and medical clearance.

If you have any questions about the role or about Rapport Housing and Care, please feel free to contact the General Manager on 01474 567532.

Otherwise and to apply, please click on the apply now button and complete the online form.

Rapport Housing & Care offers Supported and Residential Care to older people with physical frailty and Dementia across Kent.

Rapport Housing & Care values the diversity that exists in all our communities and works towards this being reflected in our workforce.

Charity No: 254140.