Opening Date: 23 November 2017
Salary: Depending on hours worked
£7,392 - £14,784 per annum (actual)/£9.48 per hour
Hours: 15-30 per week (variable)
Reference number: VAC14380
Office Location: Swansea
Contract type: Permanent
Interview date: 14/12/2017
Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. Dementia affects over 800,000 people in the UK alone and numbers continue to grow.
About the role
We are currently looking for a Home Support Worker (Registered Service) in Swansea for 15/30 hours per week to provide support for people with dementia in their own homes.
The role of Home Support Worker is a role of considerable variety and influence.
You will provide both practical care and emotional support to clients, tailoring everything you do to the reasonable wishes of the person with dementia and their carers.
You will engage clients in a range of stimulating activities help them with domestic tasks and explore ways to maintain their life skills and fulfil their potential.
We will also rely on you to conduct risk assessments and submit reports after each visit, and – as part of our wider local team – you will attend staff meetings, training sessions and case reviews where appropriate.
To meet the challenges of a Home Support Worker, you must have an NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care or be prepared to work towards it once you join us.
Experience in a care environment is essential, and your good understanding of dementia and the needs of people affected by it will be supported by a knowledge of relevant legislation.
You will certainly know how to evaluate and assess individual needs, and you must be able to work flexible hours and travel independently within the service area.
Add to that your empathy and excellent communication skills and you will quickly establish yourself as a vital member of our team.
Department: Service Delivery
Job Type: Part time
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 15 - 30
Salary: £7,392.00 per annum (actual) £14,784 per annum (actual)