Dementia Support Specialist

Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 7LL
Sheffield Road, Chesterfield Derbyshire S41 7LL
Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
Qualified
Shift Type
Mixed (Days & Nights)
Shift Structure
Days or Nights
Closing Date
Pay
£12.31

Dementia Support Specialist 

£12.31 per hour

Location: Riverdale Care Home, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, S41 7LL

Applicants are required to have previous care experience, within a dementia setting. It is also a requirement to have a Level 2 NVQ. 

Introduction to the role: We take dementia care seriously, it is our passion and the reason why we are one of the leading specialists in the UK. Our ambition is to change the way people with dementia are supported and the role of Dementia Care Assistant is vital to our success.

As a Dementia Support Specialist, you will have responsibility for the delivery of exceptional care to a designated group of people living with dementia. The Dementia Support Specialist will ensure that people are treated with respect and dignity, your approach is empathetic, compassionate, and focused on ensuring their life is the best it can be, promoting the strengths and abilities of each person.

In specially designed areas, you will engage with individuals, ensuring you understand their needs, encourage, assist, and support people to participate in appropriate leisure activities and activities of daily living, normalising life as much as possible with joy and happiness.

This role does involve aspects of personal care and you may support individuals who show signs of being distressed. With support from the team, you will receive tailor made dementia training to enhance your skills and the lives of people living with dementia.

You will have previous care experience, within dementia. It is a requirement to have a Level 2 NVQ from a health care setting. 

Main Duties

To assist with delivery of individual peoples care and support plan, working as an integral part of the caring team, to deliver the highest standards of individualised care to people who are living with a complex dementia, adopting a holistic approach which encompasses the individual needs of both the person and their families.

Ensuring that people retain their identity, are comfortable, are engaged in meaningful activities, that communication is appropriately facilitated, that they retain their independence, that their choices are always met, they are treated with respect and dignity and given their rights to privacy.

About Orchard Care Homes

Within walking distance from the Parish Church and the River Rother, Riverdale Residential Care Home provides specialist residential and dementia care in a warm and friendly environment. 

Winner of the Gold trophy for Best Smaller Care Home Group at the CHA (Care Home Awards) 2021.

Orchard Care Homes has been providing care for older people for over 15 years. We are committed to being at the heart of the local community and delivering the same level of care that we would all wish for our loved ones.

We believe in investing in our people. Your professional development is actively encouraged and you will receive plenty of training and progression opportunities across our portfolio of homes.

Benefits:

  • Access to Blue Light Discount Card.
  • Excellent training and progression opportunities, from day one, with career pathways to enable you to grow and develop.
  • Recognition schemes, such as ‘Making a Difference’ and recognising our dedicated staff team.
  • Free Uniform and car parking.
  • Access to our 24/7 Employee Support Hub offering confidential support on personal and professional issues.

At Orchard Care Homes, we value our employees. Click here to find out more about our wide range of benefits.

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