Carry out one to one visits in clients’ homes/or other suitable community venues where appropriate.
Support individuals where possible to boost self-esteem and confidence, to learn new skills whilst promoting choice and independence.
Undertake personal care.
Transport clients to activities.
Update care plans in a timely and accurate manner.
Plan, prepare, risk assess and evaluate activities with an attitude of ‘positive risk taking’.
Ensure support interventions are accessible, user friendly, age appropriate, activity based, stimulating and, where appropriate, research based.
Ensure that both written and verbal communication conforms to the highest professional standards at all times and maintains the dignity and respect of service users.
Attend regular supervision with line manager.
Demonstrate responsibility and leadership for promoting and championing all aspects of equal opportunities by valuing diversity in all areas of work.
Work in accordance with your job description/contract of employment and any company policies and guidelines.
Work in accordance with the Health & Safety Act 1974.
Maintain confidentiality and observe data protection guidelines.
Contribute to the overall development of the service and promote a positive image of the clients and the company.
Participate in training.
Report deterioration in physical and/or mental health of clients or safety of the environment as a matter of urgency to the Branch Directors.
Ensure all individual client concerns are passed in a timely and accurate manner to the appropriate person.
Undertake any other duties that may be required in order to meet personal, team and organisational objectives following consultation with your line manager.
Qualifications and education:
Have or be willing to work towards NVQ L3 Health and Social Care or equivalent.
Able to work alone and as part of a team.
Experience of working as a support/care worker for at least six months.
Experience of working with other community care organisations.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written form.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Good listening skills.
Experience of using information technology for a range of different purposes.
Ability to foster positive internal and external relationships.
Excellent organisational skills with an ability to manage own time effectively.
Demonstrate a commitment to respecting and valuing service users’ perspectives and choices.
Ability to work without direct supervision.
Planning and time management skills.
Full UK driving licence.
Access to own transport.
Experience of working with people with dementia and their supporters/carers.
Up to date knowledge of clients’ needs and experience.
Knowledge about young onset dementia and how this can affect individuals’ day to day life, relationships and family and support networks.
Awareness of the issues around working with vulnerable adults and the boundaries of professional relationships.
Experience in delivering personal care.
Commitment to developing good practice in self and others.
Being prepared to work flexibly to meet the needs of service users and the organisation.
Self-motivated with a strong initiative.
Problem solving skills.
Smart, casual appearance is required at all times with sensible footwear. Jewellery must be kept to a safe minimum. No trainers or jeans are to be worn unless relevant to that expected by the client group. ID cards are provided which are to be always carried when on duty.
A DBS check is a requirement of the role. This will be undertaken online and will be at no cost to the applicant.