Dementia Support Worker - Blackpool & Clifton Hospitals

Blackpool, Lancashire, England
£8.50 - £13.00 per hour
18 Nov 2016
16 Dec 2016
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
NVQ Level 2/3 (or equivalent) in Health and Social Care needed

Rates from £8.50 - £13.00 depending on qualifications, experience and shift times.

This rapidly growing healthcare company is looking for a number of motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join their growing national team offering NHS hospitals a unique and rewarding service. They support NHS ward staff with 1:1 supervision of vulnerable and challenging patients to increase their safety, reduce the risk of falls and engage with a number of therapies to increase the patient experience while in hospital.

They strive to maintain a valued and much needed service that is sensitive to the needs of the patients they care for, and therefore, they are looking to recruit committed, self-motivated, caring individuals to join them in this different and rewarding role.

This is an exciting chance to join a fantastic and successful care provider to develop your skills and career in a unique and rewarding way.

Main duties include:
- 1:1 support with vulnerable and challenging patients and patients with dementia
- Some personal care is involved
- Close supervision to reducing the risk of falls
- Providing therapeutic activities to stimulate and increase wellbeing during their stay in hospital
- All shifts are 12 hours 08:00-20:00 or 20:00 to 08:00 (7 days a week)

- An NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care or BTEC/ Diploma equivalent (or higher) is essential.
- Skills for Health - Core mandatory training is preferred but can be provided if needed
- Ability to drive to neighbouring trusts is an advantage

In return for your hard work and commitment, we will provide you with:
- A rewarding and valued working experience
- Various Shifts Available
- Competitive rates of pay
- 28 Days pro-rata Paid holiday
- Full training, development and support

The successful candidates will have an NVQ Level 2 or 3 or BTEC/ Diploma equivalent. They will provide training in Dementia care, Diversion therapy, Reminiscence therapy and Validation therapy to become one of their 'Dementia Support Workers.'

Previous Skills for Health - Core mandatory training is an advantage but not essential.

An Enhanced DBS Check and employment references will be required.