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Guild Care are currently offering a £1000 welcome bonus to all successful new members of the team who take on a role in care, home care, Support Workers (Day Services) (subject to terms and conditions).
A day in the life of a Dementia Support Worker at Haviland House
Among the most rewarding aspects of being a Dementia Support Worker is the opportunity to interact with our residents that we affectionately refer to as family members, knowing that your support has made a real difference to their lives. It can even be as simple as sharing a cup of tea together or the simple act of singing along with one of them. Moments like these are hugely satisfying and you will feel privileged to spend time with this extraordinary generation. It’s hard not to become emotionally invested in their world and to develop close bonds with them and their families.
As a Dementia Support Worker, you will demonstrate attitudes and beliefs consistent with being person centred and display an awareness, and evidence daily, of why feelings matter most to individuals.
You will assist our family members who are living well with dementia with all aspects of their personal care, but in a way that is focused on people’s feelings and turning a task into a positive social interaction. You will create a happy, homely, and stimulating environment for family members, based on individual life-style choices and the interests of the family members.
Perks on Shift…What Do We offer you?
On the night shift, we have high staff ratio, the opportunity to do your coursework (if you are doing your H&S care diploma for example ) and free sandwiches :)
On the day shift, the opportunity to get involved with fun activities and engagement with the residents
About Haviland House
Haviland House is a specialist dementia care home that was purpose built in 2015 to fulfil the needs of residents living with different stages of dementia.
In 2019 Haviland House was a ‘Best Dementia Care Home’ finalist in the National Dementia Care Awards and the home’s Health & Wellbeing Coordinator won the National Activity Providers Association’s ‘Best Activity Coordinator’ award.
Our key focus is providing a truly person-centred approach, developed specifically to meet the needs of our residents living with dementia. It is important that Haviland House feels like a real home, so we have created an environment in which our residents are happy, independent and confident.
There are five unique, separate households across three stories which are designed to care for particular stages of dementia, allowing specific needs to be catered for. Each household has its own dedicated dementia support carers, who can build rapport, friendship and stability with the residents that they care for.
£9.74- £10.89 per hour
Hours of Work
Part Time Hours- 18-24 hours per week
Full time hours- 36 hours per week
Bank hours available to suit personal commitments
You can choose to work either days or nights
Days: 8am-2pm, 2pm-8pm, 8am-8pm
At Guild Care, we are passionate about career progression for all our employees, we have developed clear learning pathways for all our job roles at Guild Care. We take everyone’s career goals seriously, whether you want to be an amazing Care Assistant or our next Director of Care. We’re proud that the average length of service for our care home senior management team is 17 years- many of whom started as Care Assistants and followed our career pathways.
Our Amazing Benefits at Guild Care…..
Working for a local charity that has supported the community since 1933
Welcome to Guild Care bonus (for eligible roles)- Up to £1000 for Registered Nurses and up to £1000 for Care, Home Care and Day Services Support Staff
Refer a friend scheme- you could earn £500 for recommending a friend to Guild Care
Buddy Incentive- you could receive up to £125 to support our new recruits in role, promoting a supportive and friendly environment for our newcomers (Care Services only)
20-25 days holiday
Flexible shift patterns
Free DBS check
Excellent learning and development opportunities and clear defined care career pathway
Employee Assistance Programme
Local offers for Guild Care staff
Being part of a values- led organisation
The ability to communicate well in the English language
The ability to read, write and carry out basic mathematical calculations
Satisfactory DBS Check
Experience of working in a care environment
Experience of providing personal care
A qualification in care
Previous experience in Dementia Care/demonstrates awareness in Dementia
Get in touch
For further information please call our Recruitment Team on 01903 863154.
F2F Training is complete
Meds competency is signed off (specific to homecare)
First payment (50%)- new starter has completed first 12 weeks with no performance concerns and training completed
Second payment (50%)- new starter will receive second payment when probation has been signed off, which should be at 6 months however if probation is extended then payment will not be received until probation has finished
Post- interview should you be successful you will need to supply the following documentation to ensure safe recruitment and compliance.
Right to Work documentation
Evidence of Qualifications if required
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