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Age NI is the charity supporting older people in Northern Ireland.
Each year we provide direct support to thousands of older people to help them love later life.
Here are just a few reasons why you should work for Age NI:
- We are accredited Silver Investors in People award holder
- We provide excellent employment opportunities
- We strive to continuously improve existing terms and conditions
- We value your Personal and Professional Development
- We want to see our employees achieve work life balance
- We look after your health and well-being
- We provide an excellent employment package including a competitive basic salary, sickness scheme, generous annual leave entitlements and non-contributory health scheme.
- We are committed to delivering our Culture and Values
Day-Care Worker (Anna House, Dunmurry)
Hours per week: 35.00
Age NI is delighted to invite applications for the following exciting post based in Dunmurry.
This post provides an excellent opportunity for someone who possesses the passion and commitment to work in a progressive organisation and help us achieve our vision - a world where everyone can love later life.
The post-holder will provide a range of support activities for older people in Anna House, Dunmurry. The post-holder will also be required to provide occasional cover at Age NI’s day-centre in Aghalee which operates 1 day per week.
The main responsibilities of this role are:
- To assist with review procedures and assessment reports
- To assist the Registered Manager in the day to day running of the centre including cleaning duties
- To assist if required, with the personal care requirements of service users including toileting
- To participate in the activities programme for those attending the centre
- To attend team meetings as required
- To participate in training organised by Age NI
- Applicants must have the following essential experience:
Experience of working with older people in a paid or voluntary capacity
Applicants must have the following essential skills:
- Ability to use initiative
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport
- Applicants must have or be willing to work towards the following qualification
Applicants must have or be willing to work towards the following qualification:
- NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care or be willing to work towards achieving this qualification
The successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Access NI disclosure www.nidirect.gov.uk/publications/accessni-code-practice
Age NI reserve the right to enhance the essential criteria to facilitate shortlisting.
Closing date for completed applications is Friday 29 October 2021 at 4pm.
Dementia Community Support Workers (Belfast, part time)
Hours per week: 20-30 hours per week (various hours available)
Age NI is delighted to invite applications for the following permanent part-time vacancies in the North & West and South & East areas of Belfast.
Thesse exciting posts provide an excellent opportunity for someone who possesses the passion and commitment to work in a progressive organisation and help us achieve our vision – a world where everyone can love later life.
The main purpose of the Dementia Community Support Worker role is to deliver person centred support to people living with dementia and related conditions in accordance with agreed health and wellbeing plans, and through this improve their wellbeing and that of carers.
The main responsibilities of the role are:
- To provide support, if required, with the personal care of service users, including toileting and personal hygiene.
- To be aware of the changing needs, wishes and aspirations of individuals and communicate these to the service manager.
- To maintain high standards of care and support in working with older people, developing social connections and ability to remain as independent as possible and through this provide support to carers.
- To maintain written records and other information as required by the Service Manager, including information to monitor quality of life improvement in people accessing the Dementia Community Support Service.
- To undertake appropriate training, as required.
- To personally contribute towards a happy and therapeutic environment and to the workings of a caring staff and volunteer team.
- To attend team meetings as required.
- To work flexible hours on a rota basis which may include evening and weekend work.
- To work to a professional code of practice regarding confidentiality, safeguarding, and respect for the human rights of individuals accessing the Service at all times.
- To comply with all legal, regulatory, quality standards and performance requirements, including GDPR and Environmental Health.
- To comply with Age NI policies and procedures.
Applicants must meet the following essential criteria:
- Experience of providing person centred care, including personal care, to a person with dementia in a paid or voluntary capacity.
- Ability to be innovative and use initiative
- Good interpersonal and communication skills
- Good organisational and planning skills
- A current driving licence and access to a car or an alternative form of transport that allows you to meet the travel needs of this post
- QCF Level 2 in Health and Social Care or be willing to work towards achieving this qualification
- The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Access NI disclosure www.nidirect.gov.uk/publications/accessni-code-practice
Closing date for completed applications is Thursday 28 October 2021 at 12 noon.
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