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Job Title: Dementia Daybreak Support Worker

Reports to: Teamleader/Services Manager

Mondays and Fridays 9-4

Job Purpose

High quality, compassionate and caring services are key to our vision and we expect all staff to join us in delivering these core organisational values. 

As a support worker within the Dementia Day break, you will work as part of a team to deliver services to our clients which are;

  • Caring and treat people with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect.
  • High quality and effective in achieving good outcomes for our clients and improve their quality of life.
  • Responsive to what people want Inclusive
  • Person-centred and innovative.

The role will work in an effective team providing outcome-based care and support and will enable clients to maintain and where possible, improve skills of daily living and maintain and develop the highest quality of life in a positive, nurturing and safe environment.  

Duties and Responsibilities

The specific accountabilities of the role may alter on occasion to meet the needs of the charity and its clients.  Accountabilities will include (or be equivalent in nature to) those listed below:

  • To help create a happy and stimulating environment for clients, based on individual life style choices and the interests of the clients
  • To provide high quality and compassionate support and care to people with dementia, ensuring that they are supported with personal and practical care in accordance with their support plans and risk assessments including:
  • Physical assistance with eating and drinking
  • Assisting clients to access the activities, including the use of transport
  • Promote the health, wellbeing and development of clients ensuring that care plans are adhered to and that identified outcomes are being addressed in a structured, focused way and progress is being monitored.
  • Support clients to maximise their physical and mental health and wellbeing
  • To actively encourage clients to engage in meaningful activities
  • To observe any changes in a client’s condition/abilities and report and respond accordingly
  • To ensure the provision of safe, caring, well led, effective and responsive care at all times
  • To follow the principles of safe moving and handling in accordance Age UK Hythe and Lyminge’s policy
  • To communicate effectively with all staff and other health and social care professionals, families and friends in accordance with the needs and wishes of the client
  • To understand and adhere to Safeguarding Policies, and report any concerns immediately to Services Manager and take appropriate emergency action to safeguard clients
  • To encourage clients to make appropriate choices, express their own needs and maintain as much control as possible about decisions which affect them
  • To support people with dementia to maintain their independence for as long as possible
  • Be a positive ambassador of the Dementia day break service when liaising with customers, family members and other agencies
  • To take responsibility for own personal safety when working with vulnerable people
  • To attend one to one supervision sessions, annual staff appraisals, staff meetings and training when required
  • Any other duties commensurate with the post

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and understanding of the needs of people living with dementia and their families.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both verbally and in writing
  • A genuine desire to provide care and support to people with dementia and improve their quality of life
  • Kindness, empathy, energy and a positive attitude
  • A friendly and approachable demeanour
  • Understanding of the mental capacity and deprivation of liberty safeguards
  • Understanding of the Care Act 2014
  • Must be able to work independently using their initiative.
  • Adaptable and flexible approach to work.

Closing date 8th April 2019. Interviews 18th April.

 

Licence:

  • Driving License (Required)

To find out more and to apply, please email: SM@ageukhl.org.uk

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