The hours are exhausting. Sleep in shifts start at 2pm on one day and end at 2, 3 or even 4pm the following day!
You are meant to "sleep" or "clock off" between 10pm and 8am, but residents often keep you awake, and you are on call for if they need you so you can't really relax. The fact that sleep in shifts are lone working are hugely anxiety inducing, and having to work a full day after a sleep in is murder!
Other shifts are typically 10am-6pm or 2pm to 9pm which isn't too bad.
Weekends are entirely lone working other than when the next sleep in staff comes and you are with them for 1 hour for handover.
This is extremely problematic for if there are any incidents or if the next member of staff calls in sick. One colleague ended up doing two sleep ins in a row for this reason, and not going home for 49 hours!Answered 21 December 2017
There were 3 people sat on the panel, all asking questions related to their expertise in the business. Was given scenarios and asked how we would handle each scenario etc.Answered 3 June 2020
Does Community Links require pre-employment background checks? What kind of background check does Community Links do and how long does it take to complete?Asked 27 January 2018
Yes they rand my college to get check and a social services check on me and I clearedAnswered 27 January 2018