Dementia Support Worker

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2018-03-22 Care Homes Job Title: Dementia Support Worker

Job Setting: Care Home / Nursing Home

Job Role: Carer / Care Assistant / Care Support Worker

Date Posted: 19 Feb 2018

Job Location: Matlock , Derbyshire

Salary: £7.60 7.60 per hour

Hours: Full Time

Contact Name: Sarah

Job Reference: VLDSW


Valley Lodge Nursing Home is located in Darley Dale, close to Matlock and Chesterfield. The home is accessible by a local bus service and is located on Bakewell Road. The home accommodates a maximum of 63 residents; consisting of a 12 bedded dementia unit and the main part of the home having nursing, residential and dementia residents. We have activities throughout the week engaging residents and continually improving the quality of care we provide. Valley Lodge has been refurbished to an excellent standard continually meeting the needs of all their residents.

We have an outstanding reputation within the care home community as well as in the local community, as well as achieving Investors in People. We are dedicated to our staff and residents’ ensuring a high quality of care is delivered at all times.

In order to be successful in the role of a Dementia Support Worker we will require you to be able to:

  • Communicate effectively and professionally with all residents, staff and visitors to the home.
  • Taking part in activities that are occurring throughout the home as and when required.
  • Show compassion towards our residents and ensure their needs are met at all times.
  • When required assist residents to external appointments.
  • Assist with personal care and at meal times as required.
  • Continually work as part of a team

The calibre of care assistant we are looking for will have the following attributes:

  • Have a kind and caring nature putting the needs of residents at the front of your mind
  • The willingness and ability to go above and beyond for the home and residents
  • Have a positive attitude and be reliable
  • Ability to see all residents behaviour as a form of communication and be able to demonstrate empathy
  • Health and Social Care Qualification is desirable however not necessary as we provide access to training

Ashmere offer the following benefits to Valley Lodge employees:

  • Free onsite parking
  • Week’s paid induction for all new starters
  • Ashmere pay for all new starters DBS’
  • Ongoing training throughout your employment
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Free Uniform for all staff
  • Generous paid holiday
  • Progression opportunities throughout the organisation
  • Ashmere Dementia Training Programme
  • CarePlan and Administration of Medication Training
  • £1.00 attendance bonus – dependent on sickness record

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