Night Care Assistant

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The Cedar Foundation is seeking to recruit the following staff member:

Ref:                     24-112-NCA-K-WEB
Job Role             Night Care Assistant
Location             Karuna Home, Carrickfergus BT38 8WP
Salary                 £ 11.63 per hour
Hours                 20 hours per week
                           10 hour shifts 2 x per week (10pm-8am) Awaken                                   Night Shifts on rota basis (including weekends and                               bank holidays)

We are currently offering a Welcome Bonus totalling £500: The bonus will be £250 on successful completion of 6 months’ service & a further £250 paid on first anniversary totalling £500. 

The Karuna Home provides residential care for up to ten adults who have Learning Disabilities and associated conditions aged 18 or over. Karuna aims to provide high standard accommodation and care for our residents in a purpose built accommodation. Karuna is located in Carrickfergus town centre close to local amenities.

The role of Care Assistant requires a team approach at all times with effective working relationships for the benefit of the service user. This includes:

  • To assist residents with activities of daily living and facilitate inclusion of service users in a broad range of activities.
  • To support service users with identified personal care and support needs.
  • Care Assistants are required to work flexibly and be available to work unsociable hours and public holidays on a rotational basis.


  • Annual Leave 5.6 weeks days pro rata in each leave year (inclusive of statutory days). This increases to 6.6 weeks after 5 years’ service and 7 weeks after 10 years’ service.
  • Paid breaks.
  • Car Parking
  • Free tea and coffee available
  • Paid annual NISCC registration fees.
  • Investor in People Platinum organisation with commitment to development of employees through paid training and learning opportunities, including RQF Level 3.
  • Auto-enrolment pension scheme, 5% employee contribution and 4% employer contribution.
  • Occupational Sick Pay (2 weeks full pay, 2 weeks half pay after 6 months service).
  • Employee Assistance Programme including access to 24/7 Doctors support.
  • Health Cashback Scheme.
  • Special offers at over 600 leading high street and online retailers.

Essential Criteria:

  1. Good literacy and numeracy skills
  2. Interest in working with people in a care environment
  3. Awareness of the needs of people with learning and physical disabilities

Apply online at:

Closing Date: 19th June 2024 at 10:00 am.

Please note – At present The Cedar Foundation does not offer Sponsorship.


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