• Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Flexible
  • Salary: £9.90 per starting rate

Website Peggy's World CiC

Job Description

Job Title

  • Support Worker (Dementia Care)  Must have a full driving license

Responsible to

  • Senior Manager

Main Duties

  • To meet the day to day individual needs of each client, whilst acknowledging their privacy, dignity, and promoting their independence and self-esteem.
  • To maintain a healthy and safe environment and achieve the highest standards of care at all times.
  • To assist in transporting and supporting people with dementia to attend activities.

Main Duties

  • To respect the dignity and privacy of each client and to promote their self-esteem/confidence.
  • To assist clients with their mobility problems and other mental or physical disabilities such as cognition, continence, assistance in the care and use of aids and any special equipment.
  • To assist and promote acceptable standards of personal hygiene in as unobtrusive manner as is possible, whilst engaged in activities such as using the toilet, washing hands, eating.
  • To encourage and promote clients to maintain and achieve their full potential/independence, through the use of minimal support/supervision and in recognition of their own abilities.
  • To provide mental and physical activities within the home, through engagements in activities dependent on client needs and abilities such as reminiscence, hobbies, recreation and other forms of cognitive stimulation.
  • To carry out any domestic tasks such as cooking, cleaning, laundry and shopping.
  • To be aware of each clients care profile, including life story, and promote and maintain individual care plan recommendations.
  • To help clients access community inclusion and/or attend activity sessions arranged by the company.
  • To record accurately in all documentation.
  • To assist with the administration of medicine.
  • To have use of own vehicle if required as well as being able to use company vehicles, including a preference to drive a minibus when required.
  • We require flexible people to meet the needs of the individuals and the service.

Special Instructions

  • To inform a senior member of staff on any structural or equipment defect, and report any incidents/accidents.
  • To ensure and maintain a safe working environment in accordance with Health and Safety Regulations.

Note

  • This job description is not exhaustive and you may be asked to perform any other reasonable duties as directed by a senior member of staff.
  • All necessary training will be offered by our in-house training to fulfil this caring role, including support from our in-house specialist dementia nurse.

Essential / Desirable

  • Education, qualification and training
  • Good basic education
  • Willingness to train
  • NVQ in care or similar
  • Dementia Friend
  • Dementia certificate/qualification

Skills/abilities

  • Reliable
  • Able to make decisions
  • Observation skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Able to use own initiative
  • Mature attitude
  • Non-judgemental
  • Patience
  • Familiar with lone working procedures
  • Being creative

Experience

  • Previous experience working within the care sector
  • Experience of supporting older age adults
  • Experience of working with people with dementia and their family
  • Experience of the person centred approach to care
  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Human Development
  • Potential for change
  • Learning Disability
  • Family support

Are you interested in working for us?

  • If you are interested in working for us, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 01724 808108

 

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