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Day Care Worker

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


  • Advertised from 6th July 2021
  • SVQ 2 - £9.80 per hour or SVQ 3 - £10.51. 30 hours per week, working 5 days out of 6, with a rotational day off.

Role

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.

Application notes

Closing Date: 6th August


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