Dementia Support Worker

Archer Road, Farringdon, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR3 3DJ
Archer Road, Farringdon Sunderland Tyne & Wear SR3 3DJ
Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
Care
Shift Type
Days
Shift Structure
22 to 44 hours per week
Closing Date
Pay
£13.33

Dementia Support Worker

£13.33 per hour 

An NVQ level 2 (or above) certificate in Health and Social Care is essential for this role along with 6 months minimum experience within a Dementia setting.

Introduction to the role

Are you an individual that has  previous care experience within a dementia setting? Do you have a NVQ Level 2 or Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care? We are seeking experienced individuals who have the above, and can demonstrate a positive nature and a passion for person-led care. Our ambition is to change the way people with dementia are supported and the role of Dementia Support Worker is vital to our success.

As a Dementia Support Worker you will help us to ensure that people are treated with respect and dignity, and your approach is empathetic, compassionate, and focused on ensuring that their life is the best it can be, through promoting the strengths and abilities of each person.

In specially designed communities, you will engage with individuals living with Dementia, 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.

Benefits:

  • £13.33 per hour 
  • Excellent training and progression opportunities, from day one, with career pathways to enable you to grow and develop.
  • Access to Blue Light Discount Card.
  • Recognition schemes, such as ‘Making a Difference’ and recognising our dedicated staff team.
  • Access to our 24/7 Employee Support Hub offering confidential support on personal and professional issues.
  • Access to company supported pension scheme.

Orchard Care Homes

We are the proud winners of the 2023 LaingBuisson award for Excellence in Large Residential Care. Archers Court Nursing Care Home in Sunderland is the first home in the Orchard Care Homes group to be entirely made up of our innovative Reconnect communities, offering vital specialist care for people living with dementia. With Orchard Care Homes, your professional development is actively encouraged, you will receive plenty of training to support your growth.


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

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