Adult Night Care Officer

Service: Adult Services and Residential

Location: Leybourne, Killingworth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 7AP

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full time, Part time, Night shift

Salary: £19,171 to £19,945 per annum

Closing Date: 31 December 2019

Interview Date: tbc

Adult Night Care Officer

Who We Are

We make it easier for people with disabilities to live, learn and be part of a world adapting to difference. We do this through:

  • Specialist pre-school, primary, secondary and post 16 education services
  • A further education college and a wide variety of day services for adults
  • Residential services for all ages, transition and employability support and a range of training courses and workshops for parents and the professionals, who come to learn with us

Our Vision

We are an ambitious, entrepreneurial and innovative charitable business working in a person centred way to meet the needs of people with disabilities and their families. We provide a range of high quality and seek out opportunities to inspire and support people with disabilities to achieve their ambitions. We believe that working together as one Foundation we achieve more than individual services would achieve alone. Our influence will be regional, national & international.

This Role

The Percy Hedley Foundation is passionate about promoting and achieving excellence in residential care, with our primary aim being to make every visit to our residential units a positive, enjoyable and beneficial experience. We aim to provide a personalised service that meets the needs and aspirations of our residents, promotes independence, dignity and respect and enables them to make the most of life through the provision of a specialist, high quality service.

We have a Night Care Officer position available and are looking for applicants who have a flexible, people-centred approach with a good standard of written and verbal communication skills.

Working as part of a team, this role is responsible for the full care of our residents. Providing care and support (according to individual care plans) in an environment which encourages residents to develop and maintain their own skills, to live independently and live a fulfilled life, ensuring that our residents have a safe, caring and positive home environment. This role entails attending to the personal care of residents, promoting dignity and respect. Predominately this role is night shift, however staff may be required to work day shift on occasions.

We are looking for good team players to work as part of a dedicated team, with a flexible and enthusiastic approach. Ideally qualified to NVQ L2 in care, however training will be provided if not acquired.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

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Our Adult Residential Services

Leybourne was fully refurbished recently and now provides accommodation for 8 adults with with a range of physical and learning disabilities. The house has 8 en-suite bedrooms, an open plan living area and large garden, which provides residents with plenty of opportunities to socialise or have quiet time when they want. Read more.

Wansbeck House residential services is located in Jesmond, a high quality specialist service for your adults with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities who are aged 18-25 and accessing educational or activity provision within Percy Hedley Foundation. All residents have specialist individual programmes and personalised care plans to support their communication, independence and employability skills helping them make the successful transition into adulthood. Read more.

Chipchase House and Ferndene are residential accommodation registered with the Care Quality Commission to provide accommodation and personal care for up to 51 people with physical or learning disabilities. Read more

Moor View and Tyne House are situated in Jesmond, a pleasant residential area in Newcastle upon Tyne. They are within easy reach of the city centre and local community facilities. Moor View was established in 2009 and Tyne House in 2010 and both provide a safe, secure, positive and structured environment which supports individuals’ specific and complex needs which exist as a result of their cerebral palsy, learning disability and associated disorders. Read more.

This role will enable our young people to live a fulfilling life, promote choice, empowerment, dignity and respect in a positive, caring environment whilst following all positive behaviour support plans.

Applicants will ideally have at least 12 months experience of working in a challenging environment with people with complex needs.

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