Dementia Therapist - Flexi hours (days and nights) 38.5 hours per week! Ashlea Lodge, an Orchard Care Home located in Millfield, Sunderland is seeking a Dementia Therapist to join the newly built specialist dementia nursing division, Reconnect.
Reconnect is a specialist dementia care plan, opening in selected Orchard Care Homes across the UK. Ashlea Lodge has been chosen as one of the first Reconnect facilities with 18 beds. The home has received significant investment in dementia-specific features and requires specialist therapists with experience and dedication to delivering care to those living with dementia.
As a Dementia Therapist in this setting, you will have responsibility for the delivery of exceptional care to a designated group of residents, and act as a Key Worker. The Dementia Therapist will ensure that at all times residents are treated with respect and dignity, and that all interventions are delivered with empathy, and focus on strengths of the resident.
You will need to be understanding and patient towards residents and their needs, and encourage, assist and support residents to participate in appropriate leisure activities.
The key challenge will be to uphold Orchard Care Homes values of trust, respect and care. Day to day duties will include personal care, formulating individuals’ care plans, maintaining accurate records and, where possible, encouraging residents to retain independence and skills in their daily lives.
If you have previous experience of dementia or working in a care environment, have good communication skills and a warm and friendly disposition, we would love to hear from you.
We believe in the continued learning and development all our staff and a career with us offers you an opportunity to broaden your skills and knowledge. Your professional development will be actively encouraged, and exciting opportunities will emerge to progress your career further within the company.
You will Enjoy Life and be Welcoming, Kind, Professional, Positive and Respectful.
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