Overnight Care Roles: Becoming An Overnight Carer

The overnight carer role

As an overnight carer, you’ll provide a reassuring presence throughout the night for our clients in the comfort of their own home.

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Bright Carer giving water to her client that is sitting in bed

Job Description

As an overnight carer with us, you have two options:

  • Waking Nights: During a waking night, you’ll be awake for the duration of your stay. This is often when a client may need more support throughout the night, or is likely to be up more than three times.
  • Sleepovers: During a sleepover, you’ll have your own bed where you can go to sleep but you offer a reassuring presence throughout the night. You may be asked to wake up up to three times to assist the client.

Why Bright Care

Bright Care is a family run in-home care provider for the elderly, with a focus on providing quality care and companionship. With branches across Scotland, we specialise in working with self-funding families who are looking for an alternative or top-up to statutory services.

Becoming a Bright Carer is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a highly motivated and enthusiastic team. We’re thrilled to have won some recent and notable awards that showcase our dedication to employees:

There are other benefits too:

  • Ongoing training and support, with a three-day training course and e-learning modules
  • A contribution towards travel expenses to/from a client’s house
  • Accrued paid holidays
  • The opportunity for SCQF (former SVQ) qualifications and career development
Bright Care's client smiling while his Bright Carer adjusts his bed

We’re thrilled to have won some recent and notable awards that showcase our dedication to employees, including The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For 2018. 

Tim Cocking

Founder and Managing Director

What We’re Looking For

Those who have:

  • Life-experience. It’s essential. It helps us all to gain empathy and understanding.
  • Positivity. We want you to be warm-hearted, patient and have great communication skills.
  • Caring Experience: It’s highly valued, whether in a professional or informal capacity.
  • Reliability. We seek commitment and professionalism to our clients and in situations.

You’ll also need:

  • A driving licence. You must have your own transport too (unless you’re with our Edinburgh branch).
  • Language. The ability to speak English clearly, both spoken and written.
  • Work Permit. We’ll need you to have the right to work in the UK.
  • To pass the PVG. This is the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) checks.
  • Qualifications. Although you don’t need any formal qualifications, we support all our staff to work towards a SVQ2 in Social Services and Healthcare (SCQF Level 6) if you don’t already have it.

Ready To Apply

If you think this role is for you, please click on ‘Apply Now’ to fill in our online application form.

Alternatively, if you have any questions about what it looks and feels like to work as an overnight carer at Bright Care, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.