Adult Care Worker

Overview

To work as part of a team to provide support to people with dementia and their carers in a day centre setting and in the community.

Age Concern Tyneside South

south shields , NE340HQ

£168.35

Per Week

35.00 Hours

Per Week

Role and Responsibilities

  • Supporting people attending the Dementia Service
  • Escorting people on transport to and from day centre or activity locations
  • Delivering a wide range of day to day activities suited to the needs and interests of each individual
  • Offering assistance in a caring and dignified way to support with personal care needs including meals and refreshments
  • Keeping people company and offering a listening ear
  • Giving reassurance to people who may be anxious and nervous
  • Supporting carers
  • Providing refreshments and snacks
  • Keeping all areas of the Day Centre tidy and well maintained
  • Working with the team to ensure support is tailored to each persons unique and individual needs
  • Support people in a way which maintains and promotes their independence, improves their sense of well-being, and to feel in control of their lives
  • Updating daily records using our information system

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Required Skills

  • Caring, patient, sensitive and reliable
  • Good oral and communication skills
  • Understands the need for confidentiality
  • Can respond appropriately to different and sometimes difficult situations
  • Good reading, writing and note-making skills
  • Able to working independently and as part of a team
  • Able to respond, react and follow instruction
  • Able to maintain good time keeping and stick to a schedule


Required Qualifications

Maths, English and ICT, GCSE Grade 4-9 or equivalent

Training

  • Level 2 Adult care worker
  • Maths & English level 2 if not already achieved.
  • Appts with apprentice, employer & provider, observations of workplace as well as gathering evidence.
  • Undertake self-assessment in last month of apprenticeship. The self-assessment must be submitted to the end point assessor as a source of evidence to prepare for End Point Assessment which will include a showcase portfolio; a project, employer reference & interview about the portfolio and project.


Prospects

To gain employment in ACTS Dementia service, or other department of the organisation