Location: Rosefield Day Care Centre, Odiham Cottage Hospital.
Hours: 9.00am – 4.50pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (with a 20 minute unpaid break)
Salary: £ 7.83 (to be reviewed April 19)
An exciting new position has arisen within our Rosefield Day Care Centre based in Odiham. We are looking for someone to work within a small dedicated team to increase the independence and wellbeing for all who attend the Day Care Centre.
To be successful in this role we would like someone who has had previous experience working with older people and have a person centred approach. You will need to have willingness to learn or have understanding of 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.
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, benefits include:
• 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) and Free parking (subject to availability)