Dementia Care Lead

Sturminster Newton, Dorset
£30,000 - £35,000 per annum, depending on skills
07 Aug 2019
30 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Dementia Care Lead
Sturminster Newton, Dorset
£30,000 - £35,000 per annum, depending on skills
40 hours per week including some weekends, occasional nights and 'on-call' duties

About the job

Our client has an exciting opportunity for a responsive, flexible and dynamic individual to lead on the delivery of their dedicated dementia care service in Sturminster Newton to ensure their residents live well with dementia. 

Working closely with the Home Manager, Clinical Lead and Consultant Admiral Nurse, you will collaborate to deliver an outstanding service for the residents and a rewarding environment for staff. The Dementia Care Lead is responsible for the day to day management of a dedicated dementia care service and will be a role model for staff; demonstrating best practice in dementia care at all times and keeping up to date with current thinking in this field of expertise.  

This is an exciting new role for the Home and they envisage the role will include supernumerary time to support care planning, supervisions, appraisals, training and liaison with families & professionals. Equally important is your commitment to providing individualised personal care to residents, working in and alongside our team of Health Care Assistants.

You will understand your responsibilities under the legislative requirements of the sector providing support to the Clinical Lead in the day to day running of the home. Your ongoing  professional development will be supported by the Home Manager and Consultant Admiral Nurse where you will have opportunities for regular supervision, training and shared learning with their other dedicated dementia communities.

The contract is offered as full-time, 40 hours per week, with variable shifts including some weekends, occasional night duties and share of the 'on-call' emergency telephone. A flexible approach to meet business needs will be required.

About you

The Dementia Care Lead position would suit an individual with significant dementia and elderly mental health experience, looking to take the next step into a higher leadership role. 

You'll be a highly organised, flexible self-starter, able to multi-task with effective leadership and communication skills. You will role-model our clent’s values in being kind, friendly, honest and reassuring, willing to embrace and lead change management positively. You will be able to demonstrate your dementia knowledge and credentials through continuous professional development, education and work history.

Cherishing the individual needs of residents and their families and putting those needs at the centre of everything you do each day is fundamental to your role. You will be supported with staffing levels recognised as among the best in the care sector.

About the benefits

  • Competitive salary, reviewed annually
  • Excellent induction, training and ‘on the job’ support
  • Fantastic homely environments with a 'wow' factor
  • Friendly and welcoming team with 24/7 network of internal senior clinical and facilities support
  • Support provided from the Admiral Nurse team with links to Dementia UK
  • Real career progression opportunities
  • Staff recommendation scheme
  • Choice of hot or cold meals on duty
  • Free uniforms
  • Pension scheme
  • Free background checks

Our client is an expanding family-owned business with 21 beautifully appointed care homes across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and West Sussex. 

Their established services are all rated as ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and they provide residential, general nursing, dementia and short-stay care.

Their aims are simple: to be recognised as both the care home ‘provider of choice’ and ‘employer of choice.’ 

Note: Your employment is subject to the receipt of two satisfactory job references plus an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) background check.