Care and Support Worker - Respite - Night shifts available

Care and Support Worker - Respite - Night shifts available

  • Employer - Dementia Care
  • Reference number -
  • Sector - Charity
  • Department - Care
  • Location - Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Salary - £7.80 per hour
  • Duration - Permanent
  • Hours - Full time | 40 hours per week
  • Closing date - Saturday, 01 July 2017


Our Care & Support Workers play a vital role in enabling us to provide high quality, person-centred support to the people we care for, through developing close working relationships with individuals, their families and other staff across the organisation, especially our Specialist Workers and Team Leaders.

The nature of respite service means there is constant change and new people staying each day or week. If you enjoy the challenge of working with new people in a hugely rewarding environment and recognise the importance of a spotless service with flexibility to work 8.00am to 8.00pm (day shift) or 8.00pm to 8.00am (night shift) with the ability to work every other weekend, we would love to hear from you.

We require people who have a genuine interest in the caring profession and are willing to work to improve the lives of people with dementia and other degenerative neurological conditions. In return, we offer:

  • Some of the best hourly rates of pay for care work in the North East.
  • Guaranteed hours contracts, typically 40 hours, 30 hours or 20 hours on a 2 week rotation basis (e.g. on a 40 hour contract, week 1 would involve approx. 35 hours and week 2 would involve approx. 45 hours. All employees are required to work every other weekend.
  • Fully funded training including NVQ level 3 in Health & Social Care and specialist dementia qualifications in association with the University of Stirling.
  • Paid DBS.
  • NEST pension scheme.
  • Childcare vouchers.
  • Paid mileage and travel time.
  • Career progression opportunities.

Contact information

To apply for this role, please download an application pack and job description. Completed application forms can be emailed to the address below.

We primarily have night shifts available, but if you are interested in working day shifts within our Residential Respite Centre, we would still love to hear from you! Please complete an application form, specifying your preferences, and if shortlisted, we will interview with a view to contacting you as and when we have availability to meet your requirements.

If you require a printed version of these documents, please email us or call HR on 0191 217 1323.

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Interview information

As we are a charity, only successfully shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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