Night Care Assistant

As a Care Assistant at Langdon House Care Home, you will be responsible for ensuring a high level of care is provided to our residents. 

About Langdon House Care Home: 
Langdon House is an exceptional residential care home in Cambridge. At Langdon House we pride ourselves on our family-feel, attractive gardens and providing outstanding care to each of our residents.  

We’re based in a quiet nook in Chesterton on the north eastern side of Cambridge, three miles from the city centre. Our home offers fantastic 24-hour care to up to 51 residents. 

About the role: 
Reporting to the Team Leader, the Care Assistant will provide high quality care to residents at all times paying attention to their specific and individual needs. You will participate in meaningful activities when possible, and ensure that care plans are appropriate to each resident’s needs. 

One of our values is Celebrating Every Individual and we have fantastic Learning and Development options at Athena Care Homes to support your progression. Development from this role can take you onto CHAPS or nursing positions, and we offer fully funded apprenticeships to help you achieve an NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Health & Social Care. However, if the traditional qualifications aren't for you, or you have a specific interest, we have a variety of other options to support your career journey. 

Nights - £13.23 per hour. 

Shift Pattern: 
33 hours or 44 hours per week available, 12-hour shifts worked on a rota basis from Monday to Sunday. 

Home Location: 
20 Union Lane, Chesterton, Cambridge, CB4 1QB – 3 miles from the city centre. 

Key Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Deliver care in the home, to ensure continuous assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of residents’ care. 
  • Assist residents during meal times ensuring they receive meals that are suitable. 
  • Assist with and participate in all activities provided within the home to promote person centred care. 
  • Attend and complete all training and qualifications (statutory, mandatory and developmental). 

Training, Skills & Experience Required: 

  • A passion for care – we’re looking for a genuinely caring individual who will put the needs of our residents first. 
  • Experience in a Care position and being NVQ/QCF Level 2 Diplomas in Health & Social Care qualified is highly desirable – but we can support you to achieve all qualifications required. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an enthusiastic and positive attitude. 

What we can offer: 

  • Fully comprehensive induction. 
  • Competitive salary, plus enhancements on bank holidays. 
  • 28 days of holiday per year. 
  • Free Blue Light Card & access to the Blue Light discount platform. 
  • Refer a friend scheme. 

About Athena: 
Athena Care Homes are a family run business with seven homes across East Anglia. We have care homes in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, Kings Lynn (West Norfolk) & Ipswich (Suffolk). 

Our aim is to be the provider of choice for our residents and the employer of choice for our team members. 

Our purpose is to create excellent quality homely environments with the highest standards of care, catering, housekeeping and activities. 

We aim to enhance the lives of our residents and enable them to enjoy life to the full as individuals in happy, comfortable and safe surroundings. 

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