Job: Dementia Support Workers (Orpington areas)

Expiry date
30/04/2018
Salary
£8.90 per hour

Job details

Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich Mind’s award-winning specialist dementia service, Bromley MindCare Dementia Support, is looking for Dementia Support Workers to work in the local community to support people living with dementia, in Orpington and surrounding areas.

Do you enjoy helping others? Are you looking for a rewarding job?

With Bromley MindCare, you will have an opportunity to spend quality time building trusting relationships and providing person-centred support to people with dementia.

The qualities we are looking for include:

  • good communication skills
  • patience
  • sensitivity
  • reliability
  • flexibility
  • an ability to use initiative.

You will have an interest, and perhaps some personal or work experience, in supporting older people. A full driving licence, use of a car and knowledge of the local areas are desirable.

You will be required to work in people’s homes for sessions of 3-4 hours at a time, to provide respite for carers and support for people with dementia living alone. This will involve keeping individuals stimulated and maintaining their independence through activities, both within and outside the home.

We provide a respite service 7 days a week from 8am to 11pm. We also provide an overnight service from 8pm-8am. You may also be asked to provide cover for staff absences in our Dementia Support Centres, which is paid at £8.45 per hour.

We can offer you:

  • Regular work depending on your availability
  • Mileage costs and holiday pay
  • A full induction and ongoing training and regular supervision
  • High level of job satisfaction, working as part of a committed team

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Successful applicants will be expected to undergo an Enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Deadline for applications

9am on Monday 30 April 2018

Likely interview date

Wednesday 9 May 2018

 

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