Job Title: Day Care Support Worker
Location: Bordon Day Care Centre, Bordon
Hours: Monday and Friday 9.40am – 3.10pm, 5.5 hours per day.
To be successful in this role you will need to have had previous experience working with older people and have a person centred approach. You will need an understanding of, or have a willingness to learn about, the support needs of those living with dementia.
Main Duties and Responsibilities Provide a person centred and holistic approach when working with Service Users Build positive relationships with Service Users and their carers/families Provide support and personal care for those with physical frailty and/or dementia during the day, including meal times. Assist in the delivery of the activity programme and person centred activities when directed, including running small groups and individual activities To be part of a team and work with and support other team members (Some roles may require you to support service users on the mini bus, to and from the centre – to be discussed) To undertake any other duties that may reasonably be considered within the scope of the post and are conducive and contribute to an effective caring service.
General responsibilities To contribute constructively to internal meetings To undertake training and development in order to improve effectiveness To manage own administration and manage time effectively To contribute to a clear focus on driving improvements in quality, impact and performance To commit to the Mission, Vision and Values, and be an ambassador for Age Concern Hampshire in all activities To comply with the policies and procedures of Age Concern Hampshire To undertake any other duties commensurate with the grade which may be required
To be successful in this role you will have: Previous experience of working with or caring for older people An understanding of or willingness to learn, the support needs of those living with dementia A caring, compassionate and person centred approach Excellent communication skills An understanding of the importance of being reliable, hardworking and honest Experience of working as part of a team and be able to support other team members A flexible approach to working hours, with notice A willingness to undergo an enhanced DSB check
In addition to the personal satisfaction you will gain from making a real difference to the lives of older people and working as part of a friendly team, we will provide you with the following benefits: All the training and support required to succeed in this role and for your continual personal development Training is provided free of charge and time is paid Free DBS check Minimum of 29 days holiday including bank holidays (based on working full-time) Enhanced annual leave after five years to reward long service and dedication Contributory Pension scheme Free parking (subject to availability)