Job: Sessional Dementia Support Workers – Bromley

Expiry date
£8.60 per hour

Job details

Bromley & Lewisham Mind’s award-winning specialist dementia provider, MindCare, is looking for Sessional Dementia Support Workers to work in the community.

Do you enjoy helping others?

Are you looking for a rewarding job?

If the answer is yes, then we’d like to hear from you.

Watch how we support carers and people living with dementia

With MindCare, you will have an opportunity to spend quality time building trusting relationships and providing person-centred support to people with dementia. As a Sessional Dementia Support Worker, you will be covering the London Borough of Bromley including Orpington, Biggin Hill, St Paul’s Cray, St Mary’s Cray and Beckenham

The qualities we are looking for include:

  • good communication skills
  • patience and 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 for people living alone. This will involve keeping individuals stimulated and maintaining their independence through activities both within and outside the home.

MindCare provides 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.

Bromley & Lewisham Mind is a highly regarded, innovative local charity working alongside people with mental health problems and dementia to improve their quality of life. With an annual turnover of more than £3m, over 100 staff and 150 volunteers, we are one of the largest charities in the Mind network.

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

Deadline for applications:

9am on Monday 23rd October 2017

Likely interview date:

Thursday 2nd November 2017

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