Dementia Support Worker - Wakefield & Dewsbury Hospitals

Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England
£7.20 - £13.00 per hour
20 Nov 2016
18 Dec 2016
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
Rates from £7.20 - £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 preferred but not 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

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.