Job position


Care Assistant – nights


Job title:

Care assistant nights

Supervised by:

Senior care assistant on duty

Reporting to:

Care manager

Based at:

Russell Churcher Court

Hours of work:


Person specification

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Job description

Thorngate Churcher Trust’s Russell Churcher Court is a residential care home, specialising in high quality care for the frail elderly and those living with dementia. We seek a compassionate and enthusiastic care assistant to join our happy, highly professional team.

Qualifications are desirable and we provide extensive training and continuous professional development. You will have a genuine interest in the care, well being and comfort of residents at Russell Churcher Court and you’ll want to work hard and make a positive contribution to the Thorngate Living team. A smart uniform is provided.

A flexible, pragmatic approach is required with regard to working hours. A working week will typically be 25 hours with the opportunity for additional hours/shifts. Day and night shifts are rostered 2-3 weeks in advance with a rota for weekends, bank holiday and night working.

In addition to overtime, the Trust offers a pension scheme, a friendly working environment, attractive location and free parking.

If you are share our values, are suitably qualified with relevant experience and are interested in the role during an exciting period of growth and development for the Trust, please apply online or use our quick apply form. Alternatively send your CV and covering letter detailing all aspects outlined in our online application form to

Thorngate Living is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community. The right applicant will be keen to champion the Trust’s mission and values.

Personal applications only please – no agencies.

Key responsibilities

  • As directed by senior staff, support residents who may require help with personal hygiene, dressing, toileting, food preparation and serving, laundry, shopping etc.
  • As directed by senior staff assist in teaching/maintaining skills of residents to promote independence.
  • Participate in planning the care for, and the review of, individual residents as appropriate.
  • Have due regard to residents’ well being, privacy, dignity, freedom of choice, physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs.
  • Assist in the organising and the execution of entertainment, both in-house and external, for the residents and encourage their participation in local activities where appropriate.
  • Liaise with senior staff to ensure a high standard of care is maintained at all times.
  • Ensure all procedures and instructions in relation to Health & Safety are carried out
  • properly and efficiently.
  • Report on accidents, illness and defects within the building and surrounds to the senior person on duty.
  • Ensure all paperwork required is accurate and complete.
  • Have a commitment to undertake training as required.
  • Participate in supervision/staff meetings.
  • Carry out any other reasonable task as directed.

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