Night Support Worker
Position: NIGHT SOCIAL CARE WORKER
Responsible To: Homes Manager
Reports To: Senior Staff Member on Duty
In accordance with Care Quality Commission Essential Standards and
current Company Policies, the staff member will endeavour:-
To supervise and monitor service users care during the night in
accordance with operational procedures, care procedures and
To contribute and participate in providing quality care and life
experiences based upon the six basic values of privacy, dignity,
independence, choice, rights and fulfilment.
To help provide a therapeutic, safe, supportive and relaxed
environment in which service user’s can develop and enjoy their lives.
To take over responsibility for the care of service user’s from the
day staff at start of night shift including:
The settling of service user’s to bed by a reasonable time.
Providing any physical and basic care including the
administration of any Medication to service user’s when required
during the night.
Regular checks on each service user throughout the night as appropriate.
To ensure that the agreed psychology behavioural guidelines for
each service user are followed in conjunction with the Management team.
To work with all staff in providing an effective 24-hour service
and to demonstrate a reasonable degree of flexibility to ensure
all shifts are covered in the absence of colleagues.
To use initiative in making decisions to deal with any incidents
effectively, to best meet the needs of each service user and
accurately record all incidents.
To contribute to the preparation of reports for service user’s
reviews as required
To assist in maintaining a good standard of hygiene and tidiness
within the home by completing domestic tasks when required.
To check and record all equipment including emergency and fire
equipment as required.
To look after the general appearance of the house and report any
defects to the senior staff member at the morning handover.
To ensure accurate recordings and reporting of all accidents and
incidents that may occur involving service users and or staff and
to record relevant information in the appropriate place prior to
To participate in staff meetings and training as required,
contributing to the review of current working practices and future developments.
To refer any concerning appropriately to on-call Senior Member of Staff.
To undertake any temporary duties as required by the Home Manager
in times of emergency.
This Job Description is not intended to be a complete list of duties
and responsibilities, but indicates the main aspects attached to this
post. It may be reviewed and amended at a future time after discussion
with the Manager and staff of the homes, to take into account any
changes in Company and Government Policy.