£8.25 - £8.64 per hour

Full Time Permanent Contracts available

Excellent Terms and Conditions

L’Arche has several exciting opportunities for Waking Night Care Workers to join the team in Liverpool. The successful applicants will work across 2 sites in L7 & L13 both supporting people with a high level of health care needs including challenging behaviour, dementia, end of life care and complex learning disabilities.

We are looking for Waking Night Care Workers who are passionate about working with People with Learning Disabilities. We want people who are honest, have integrity, are hardworking, promote dignity, respect and equality.  We want people who will work and live in accordance with the values of L'Arche where each person is valued and encouraged to build relationships with one another and to develop their own potential for growth.

The Waking Night Care Worker roles involve:

  • Providing help with all aspects of personal care including PEG, Catheter, Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy and Dementia.
  • Providing support with all aspects of end of life care.
  • General housekeeping e.g. cooking if required, domestic duties etc..
  • Monitoring progress and recording notes on daily record sheets relating to each visit
  • To empathise and actively listen in a sensitive manner accessing appropriate additional support where necessary
  • To support Service Users to access appropriate health care provision enabling them to make an informed choice regarding any prescribed treatment, seeking advice where necessary
  • Adhere to regulatory standards

Essential Skills, Experience & Attitude:

  • Able to work any waking night shift from 10pm – 10am / 8pm – 8am including bank holidays, weekends and so on.
  • Minimum 6mths (12 months preferred) of experience in working with adults who have learning/multiple disabilities living in the community or experience of working within a Nursing Home or Hospital setting and/or busy environment of care provider.
  • An understanding of the needs of adults with learning disabilities who are vulnerable within society.
  • A positive ‘can do’ Attitude, ability and willingness to work in stressful busy environment.
  • Able to liaise with day time staff and to give clear, concise and accurate handover information
  • Physically fit and able to undertake safe manual handling practices
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good telephone manner and good level of spoken English.
  • Observant and sensitive to a Service User’s needs.
  • Ability to liaise with outside agencies and other professionals when necessary
  • Ability to work autonomously and productively as part of a team
  • Knowledge of food hygiene/manual handling/health & safety standards and practices

What we offer:

  • 28 days paid holidays (including bank holidays) given in the first year, rising to 33 days in the second year
  • Essential Medical care courses (where required).
  • Guaranteed Contracted Hours + Paid Over Time
  • Travel time and mileage paid between sites
  • A Full two weeks paid Induction &Shadowing & training
  • Excellent employee support and benefits
  • Child care vouchers
  • DBS paid for
  • QCF Level 2 and 3 in Health and Social Care supported
  • Career progression and personal development opportunities

Although grounded in the Christian tradition, L'Arche Communities welcome people of all faiths and none: our vision is a world where all belong.

If you feel you have the passion and drive to join our team please apply:

Job application – Word document

We also need you to download and complete the following equal opportunties PDF document:

Equal opportunities – PDF document

Both completed documents can be emailed to [email protected]

The successful applicants will be subject to 2 references and a fully enhanced DBS. Confirmation in post is also dependent on successful completion of the probationary period and all required training.