Role title:  Live-in Night Caretaker 
Reports to:  General Manager 
Area:  Facilities 
Location:  Sanctuary House, St Aubin 
Hours:   

21:00-22:00 (on duty in the office/house)
22:00-08:00 (on duty on-site, sleeping nights)
Six days per week 

Contract type:  Permanent 
Salary  Remuneration by way of rent-free accommodation 

Closing date: 21st December 2022
Five year residency required

About Sanctuary Trust 

Sanctuary Trust was set up in 2011 to provide accommodation and support to men who are experiencing hardship and homelessness. We support up to 30 residents across our three facilities in St Aubin, Beaumont and New Street.  

We do not receive government funding and rely solely on public donations, fundraising and grants from charitable trusts and foundations. 

We are an equal opportunities employer, committed to celebrating diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.  

General overview of the role: 

We are looking for a responsible individual or a couple to be our Live-in Night Caretaker at our St Aubin facility, Sanctuary House. This is a residential role that benefits from rent-free on-site accommodation.

The Night Caretaker needs to be on-site and on-duty for six nights per week from 21:00 until 08:00, although only in the office/main house for the first hour for a handover. The rest of the shift can be spent in the separate Night Caretaker’s one-bedroom flat which is located on the top floor of the property.

The Night Caretaker is on-duty to assist if needed and will be only be disturbed if residents require help or support.   

Main responsibilities: 

  • Maintains overall responsibility for the security of the property in the evening/overnight: 
  • Completes health and safety checks 
  • Ensures all doors are locked before the residents’ 22:00 curfew 
  • Takes part in daily handover meeting with evening staff to discuss updates from the day  
  • Provides assistance and support to any resident in need during the hours of 22:00 to 08:00. A senior member of staff is always on-call 24/7 to assist with serious incidents 
  • Produces a report to share with the morning staff, detailing any concerns or issues that have arisen overnight 
  • Fosters and maintains positive relationships with all residents 
  • Adheres to the charity’s policies and procedures, as well as those set by the Jersey Care Commission 
  • Provides five hours per week to the charity in a voluntary capacity. This is a flexible component of the role and can be agreed based on the applicants’ own strengths and interests. For example, making meals, taking residents out, maintenance 
  • Participates in a weekly one-hour team meeting, reporting any concerns and positive progress. 
  • Mandatory training will be provided as part of the induction process and will include Health & Safety, Fire Safety and Safeguarding Adults. 

There may be a need to adapt the above duties to take into account any changes in work practices.
Any offer of employment is subject to a DBS check and a minimum of two references. 

Key relationships:  

  • Residents 
  • Sanctuary staff 
  • Members of the public delivering donations. 

Skills, knowledge and expertise: 

  • A flexible and open-minded approach as well as a willingness to work as part of a team are essential 
  • Level 2 in Health and Social Care is desirable or a willingness to undertake this qualification 
  • First aid training or willingness to work towards this 
  • Experience as a caretaker in similar role is desirable but not essential as training can be provided 
  • An understanding of both the health and social care sector and the charity sector would be advantageous 
  • The ability to develop and maintain professional relationships  
  • The ability to use own initiative and effectively prioritise workload, manage time, and resources  
  • Excellent communication skills.

Benefits: 

  • On-site accommodation in a one-bedroom flat 
  • Training opportunities 
  • Opportunity to gain experience working in the health and social care sector. 

Additional information:

It is important to note the flexibility required for this role and the requirement to follow our policies and procedures, including the confidentiality policy which the post holder will be required to sign. 

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. The post holder will be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of our residents.  

A sense of humour is an asset, as is the ability to work and communicate with a small, dedicated team is vital. Making ‘spur of the moment’ decisions and not being afraid to use your initiative are as important as any formal qualification. Past experience of the health and social care sector will be considered useful. 

A positive outlook is essential, as much of the work with the residents involves encouraging positive thinking. Also essential is an empathy and understanding of the range of resident needs and the ability to look beyond stereotypes in an impartial and non-judgemental manner. 

If you are interested in applying for this role, send your CV and covering letter to Kim Guest, our Deputy Manager: Kim@sanctuarytrust.org.je 

Closing date: 21st December 2022
Five year residency required