Night Duty Leader

London, Greater London
£11.25/hour + Benefits
23 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
The Role

The purpose of the Duty Leader within a care home setting is to assist and support residents in a wide range of daily activities so that they can achieve optimum wellbeing, independence, self-expression, fulfilment and have as positive an experience as possible. In addition, all those working in a care home setting strive to provide all stakeholders; including residents, their relatives or representatives, volunteers, external visitors, professionals and colleagues, with a positive ‘customer experience, thus enhancing their experience as well as their view of Jewish Care as a caring professional services provider. As a Duty Leader you will have additional responsibilities to a Care Assistant and act as the lead to the shift, ensuring the quality of care delivered to residents is to a high standard.

42 hours per week worked on a rota basis including nights and weekends.

Principal accountabilities / responsibilities

Act as the ‘lead’ / ‘named person’ for two teams on one floor of the care home and undertake responsibilities which will aid the running of the shift; including supporting residents in all activities of all daily living which are specified in their care plan and or are required in order to maximise their physical and psychosocial wellbeing, such as personal care, food and drink, administering medication, and accessing health care and recreational activities.

To support residents in all activities of all daily living which are specified in their care plan and or are required in order to maximise wellbeing (physical, emotional, social etc). These include personal care, food and drink, administering medication, accessing health care and recreational activities.

Administrative duties, including writing electronic care plans for new and existing residents, completing weekly audit of medication, and compiling, completing and plan DOLS, referrals, risk assessments, and advanced wishes, organising staff allocations and breaks, arranging staff cover for absences, and ensuring the completion of special tasks such as medication delivery etc.

Liaising with the Care Manager, Registered Manager, and the other Home Managers, as well as dealing with visitors, inquiries from external agencies or visiting professionals (GP etc.).

To engage with residents and other stakeholders in a way that reflects their preferences, abilities as well as taking into account any impairment. This will be done in a way that will nurture their sense of self.

To communicate clearly, precisely and appropriately with residents, relatives, colleagues and others in order to ensure that the care and assistance as well as any health needs of the residents are recorded and shared to enable seamless provision of care. This may be in writing or verbally, and includes a wide range of formats including the care plans.

To gain understanding of care elements for the safe delivery of care including attendance at training and meetings, familiarising yourself with policies and procedures and routines within the home.

To contribute to keeping the environment, furniture and equipment in good repair and appealing appearance and to report any damage or fault so that these can be put right, with the aim to represent the home and Jewish Care in a professional manner at all times.

Requirements for the Duty Leader:

* Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care or equivalent.
* Experience of working in a similar care environment (essential), and ability to demonstrate a similar supervisory role within a care setting; working with older people with dementia and physical disabilities.


Jewish Care offers excellent benefits and training to all staff. Benefits include, free meals, 20 day's annual leave, Jewish Care Pension scheme, various discounts, Loans and mileage reimbursement, ride to work scheme, eye tests, employee referral bonus and more.


Jewish Care is a leading communal organisation. We are the largest health and social care charity for the Jewish community in the UK, caring for nearly 7,000 people every week. Approximately 1500 staff from multi-cultural backgrounds together with 3,000 volunteers help to maintain their service. It provides a wide range of services to help meet the community's physical, social and emotional needs, both directly and in partnership with other organisations. We care & support many people including; older people with dementia, disabilities, mental health needs and Holocaust survivors and many more.

We aim to make a positive impact on the lives of Jewish people by creating excellent social care that enhances well-being and inspires them to stay connected to their community. The organisation is committed to finding innovative solutions tailored to the people who use their services.

We are a proud to be multi award winning organisation. Prestigious awards and accolades they have received include; The Skills for Care Best Employer for over 250 people, The Investors in People Gold standard and the Customer Service Excellence Standard