Home Support Worker – Registered Service job in Swansea

Alzheimer's Society

Home Support Worker – Registered Service job in Swansea
  • Reference: VAC14059
  • Location: Swansea/ Neath Port Talbot
  • Salary: £7,392 - £14,784 per annum (depending on hours worked - £9.48 per hour)
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Closing Date: 17:00 24 Aug 2017
  • Hours: Part Time
  • Summary

    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.

    Employer Profile

    Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

    About the role

    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.

    Job Role

    At Alzheimer’s Society, we provide practical services and support for people with dementia and their carers – and we are now looking for an experienced care worker with the expertise to support people in their own homes and contribute to achieving our vision of a world without dementia.

    About you
    As Home Support Worker you will provide both practical care and emotional support to your own caseload of clients, tailoring everything you do to the reasonable wishes of the person with dementia and their carers.

    In addition to developing individual care plans, for example, 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 these challenges, 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 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.

    If you have the qualities we’re looking for and are passionate about improving the quality of life for people with dementia you will quickly establish yourself as a valued member of our team

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