North Edinburgh Dementia Care
North Edinburgh Dementia Care

Charity registered in Scotland SC024898

North Edinburgh Dementia Care (NEDC) is a not for profit registered charity. Established in 1990, NEDC has been providing an essential service for older people with dementia and their carers. Our last Care Inspection was November 2019, where we achieved grade 6's across all 4 areas. Our ethos is to provide a nurturing service which encourages our members to develop their full potential by recognising individual needs and celebrating personal strength. At NEDC, we provide person centred (outcome focused) day care and support for people living in the North East Edinburgh area whose lives have been affected directly or indirectly by dementia. We aim to support people with dementia to live in their own home for as long as possible, delaying or avoiding the need for residential care, while also providing support to carers.

Current vacancies

Day Care Worker

  • Part time
  • TBC
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th August 2021

Responsible To: On a daily basis, to the ‘Person in Charge’

Aims of the Post:Provide person-centred (outcome focused) care for Seagrove Members, all of whom have a diagnosis of dementia; with the aim of preventing or delaying the need for residential care. And to effectively implement all of NEDC’s policies, procedures and guidelines.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POST:

  • Following NEDC Health & Safety Policy and Working Practice Guidelines to ensure the safety and wellbeing of members both within and outside of the centre.
  • Working towards the National Care Standards for the Service.
  • Working within the Scottish Social Services Codes of Practice.
  • Carrying out escort duties as designated by the Person-In-Charge. This includes ensuring all members are supported in a safe and professional and following all applicable Risk Assessments.
  • Providing effective person-centred support (outcome focussed) day care to members to enable them to choose and participate full in the activities offered / available.
  • Attending sensitively to the personal care needs of members.
  • Working alongside team members in a supportive and enabling manner.
  • Actively listening to the needs of members, and relaying all relevant information to the Person-In-Charge in a timely fashion.
  • Communicating relevant information to carers / other agencies / relevant bodies, in strict consultation with the Person-In-Charge, and respecting confidentiality.
  • Contributing ideas to the ongoing development of the Service.
  • Completing of all associated day care / care plan documentation in a timely and professional manner.
  • Completion of various domestic tasks as directed by the Person-In-Charge.
  • Attending and participating in all staff meetings, and reading / signing the associated minutes of these.
  • Be a designated Key Worker to named individuals, with additional responsibility for carrying out this additional role.
  • Be aware of Health and Safety responsibilities towards the wider public when carrying out your duties.
  • Other duties assigned by the Person-In-Charge from time to time, which reasonably fall within the scope of this post.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT:

  • Participate in 8-weekly/as required Support and Supervision sessions with the Centre Manager, or designated line manager.
  • Participate in a system of annual staff appraisals, to identify training and development needs.
  • Attend relevant training courses and in-service training, in consultation with the Centre Manager and subject to budgetary constraints.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • SVQ 2 in Health & Social Care or equivalent is required.
  • An ability to demonstrate a clear understanding of person-centred care and the challenges facing people living with dementia.
  • Awareness of and ability to work with people who exhibit challenging behaviour.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Ability to work effectively alongside volunteers and trainees in a supportive and enabling manner.
  • Ability to communicate well with a diverse range of contacts and present a positive public image for the project.
  • To work in a professional manner and to support N.E.D.C.
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