Support Worker

Recruiter
EasyWeb NFP
Location
Pontypool
Salary
£7,525 actual per annum
Posted
18 Mar 2019
Closes
28 Mar 2019
Ref
00326987
Contact
Candidate Services
Hours
Part Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Support Worker 

A life-changing opportunity 

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

Position: Community Support Worker 
Location: Pontypool (Mamhilad Park Estate) 
Contract type: Part time, Permanent 
Hours: 15 per week 
Salary: £7,525 actual per annum 

Closing date: 28 March 2019 
Interview date: 10 April 2019 

About the role: 

They can offer you a stimulating and challenging career as part of their local team in Gwent. With their area office based in Pontypool, their team of over 260 staff and volunteers deliver a range of services to people affected by dementia across Gwent. They are supported by an Operations Manager and the locality management team. 

They are looking for a motivated individual to join their Community Support team who will be based in Newport. The successful candidate will support people with dementia in their own homes and in the community by providing them with opportunities for one to one personalised support. You will contribute to the development of individual support plans and undertake risk assessments and will not provide personal care or provide counselling, advice or advocacy. 

Support provided will be in line with the service specification, which will enable people with dementia to continue with personal hobbies and interests, try new experiences and continue with daily living and other activities that are important to them. You will also support people with dementia to make informed choices on how they spend their time and to encourage people with dementia to maintain independence, autonomy and cognitive abilities for as long as possible. 

You will provide encouragement and assistance to the person with dementia in undertaking daily living tasks and provide support to the person with dementia to participate in leisure activities that 

aim to reduce the person with dementia’s social isolation and/or increase their leisure time or satisfaction. Leisure activities can include support with participating in activities in the home, for example, art or crafts, gardening, puzzles, baking or music. Leisure activities may also include support with participating in activities in the community, for example, going for walks, playing golf, fishing, etc. 

About you: 

You will possess an NVQ Level 2 or equivalent and have a good understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers. You will also have experience in a care or support environment and providing one to one support to vulnerable people and experience of record keeping and/or report writing. 

Their employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. They are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely. All contributing to a strong work life balance. They also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with them. 

Our client is committed to equal opportunities. 

You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Community Support Worker, Social Care, Dementia Support Worker, Social Worker, Community Care, Care Assistant, Support Assistant, Healthcare Assistant, Care Worker, Mental Health, Dementia, Charity, Charities, NFP, Not For Profit, Third Sector, etc.

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