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Community Healthcare Assistant (Nights)

Optimum Care - Domiciliary Home Care Northern Ireland

JOB: Community Care Worker




Hourly Rate

Community Care - Real Living Wage Employer Northern Ireland

Job Type:

Part-time or Bank




Nights (10.30pm - 7am)


8.5 hrs pw

Annual Leave:

5.6 weeks Pro Rata

Community Care - Real Living Wage Employer Northern Ireland

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We have an opportunity for a part-time carer to join our team working one night shift per week, 10.30 pm – 7 am. 

We also have an opportunity for bank night shifts.  

To participate as part of the Community Complex Care Team in providing care to both chronically ill and acutely ill patients and those requiring a rehabilitative programme.  The post holder will be part of a team providing care, in shift patterns, to an individual client in his/her own home and may also be assigned to any other client scheme that may occur within the Complex Needs department. 

Main Duties

  • Ensure that the highest possible standard of care is maintained within a safe environment using person-centred practice.
  • Provide safe and effective care including all aspects of personal and specialist care such as, PEG management and suctioning.
  • Provide all aspects of care according to the client care plan.
  • Liaise with client, families, care management and other Trust representatives as required.
  • Ensure proper use, care and maintenance of nursing aids and equipment including those for moving and handling purposes.
  • Obtain client consent for all procedures.
  • Implement agreed systems to ensure adherence to guidelines and Optimum Care’s Policy for the safe handling, administration, storage, and custody of medicinal products.
  • Practice in a way that acknowledges the dignity, cultures, values, beliefs, and rights of the client.
  • Adhere to all NISSC Codes, Standards, and Guidelines and maintain up-to-date NISCC registration.
  • Participate in the implementation of record keeping in accordance with guidelines and adhere to Optimum Care policy on records management.
  • Attend mandatory training and the necessary training arranged by Optimum Care to enable competent provision of all aspects of clinical care according to the client care plan.
  • Adhere to Optimum Care Policies, Procedures and Guidelines.
  • Flexible approach to working hours to ensure smooth and continual running of Complex Needs Services.
  • Participation in rotational on-call service as required.

This Job Description is not meant to be definitive but is an outline of the post as it is currently perceived.  We reserve the right to amend this at any time according to business needs.

The Company is committed to providing the highest possible quality of service and employees are expected to treat those with whom they come into contact in a caring, courteous, and respectful manner at all times


  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience providing care to vulnerable person(s) in hospital, nursing home, community, or home setting
  • Full driving licence and access to a car
  • Flexibility towards hours of work
  • QCF (NVQ) Level 3 or above in Health & Social Care or willing to work towards same.
  • Effective communicator with proven interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team


  • Experience or knowledge of care for Tracheostomy / ventilation /PEG /suctioning /nebuliser or diabetes

Your Benefits:

  • Excellent pay rate: £14.03 per hour
  • Generous weekday and weekend On-Call Rate
  • Enhanced Bank Holiday Rate: up to £28.06 per hour
  • Permanent Contract (no zero-hours)
  • Free tunic supplied
  • Company Pension
  • Access to our Employee Mental Health Support Line
  • Paid and ongoing comprehensive training
  • Further education opportunities
  • Career progression opportunities

About Optimum Care

Optimum Care is a leading Home Care provider in Northern Ireland. We’ve been providing care for our clients since 1993. Our clients are at the heart of everything we do. We take pride in all our carers as they are the backbone of our services. We invest heavily in our training with our in-house team having thorough experience in community care and nursing.

If you are ready to contribute to our mission of providing exceptional care, please submit an application.

Alternatively, contact our recruitment department for an application form:

  • T:028 9180 1198
  • E: recruitment@optimumcaregroup.co.uk

We look forward to welcoming a new member to our dedicated team!

Optimum Care is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

We are delighted you want to be part of our team!

Please fill in the short form below and one of our team will be in touch:

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