Job title -
Support Workers - 20 / 30 / 40 hour contracts
Reference number -
Expected earnings | £10,000 - £18,000 per annum pro-rata
Various | 0 / 20 / 30 / 40 hour contracts available
Closing date -
11 Sep 2014 00:00
Dementia Care (DC) is an award winning Newcastle based charity that provides specialist care, support and advice to people with dementia and other degenerative neurological disorders such as acquired brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. A small number of people with functional mental health disorders and learning disabilities are also supported, where our skills meet their individual requirements. We offer 24 hour home support, independent living houses, day services and respite facilities.
We offer our employees one of the best support packages in the care industry including a newly introduced £7.20 to £7.40 per hour salary (depending on service), 28 day holiday (pro rata for part timers), localised working teams offering client continuity, a matched pension scheme or healthcare scheme and on-going training with the opportunity to achieve an NVQ3 in specialist dementia care, accredited by Stirling University.
To be successful you will need to demonstrate that you are:
- Person centred and have a genuine interest in caring for and working with people with dementia, a willingness to put the needs of the client first and be adaptable, including working early mornings, evenings and weekend shift on a rota basis.
- A good communicator who can understand the needs of people with complex behavioural needs and use you skills and experience to support people to remain independent, enjoy life and have positive experiences.
- Keen to build on your understanding of caring for people to become a specialist in dementia.
- Expected earnings approx. £15,000 - £18,000, 0,20, 30 and 40 hour contacts, minimum of an NVQ2 and at least one years' experience in caring for people who are elderly, have behavioural problems or who are physically demanding.
Application packs are available online at our website (www.dementiacare.org.uk) or by ringing 0191 217 1323. All successful applicants will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory enhanced CRB check and not be registered on List 99 or the Independent Safeguarding Authority list.