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.

Salary:£8.21


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

  • About you

    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

  • Benefits

    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)