Directorate: People and Communities
Starting salary: JG3:- £17,681 per annum pro rata
Location: Severn Day Services, Tamar Court, Tamar Road, Worle
Hours: 24 hours per week
Contract: Fixed term – 6 months
Closing date: Wednesday 12 December 2018
An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and compassionate person to join the team at the Severn Day Service as a Care Assistant on a 6 months fixed term contract.
The Day Service offers day care activities and lunch to older people with organic mental health needs; including Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias.
The focus of the post is to help create and maintain a supportive, safe and stimulating atmosphere and to meet the needs of both individuals and groups of service users. The role will be key in enabling service users to maximise their independence and choice through meaningful activities, whilst maintaining their dignity, rights and risk taking. The postholder will be required to give physical, social and emotional care and support when necessary.
Knowledge and experience of working with people with dementia is required. Some manual handling will be required, assisting service users to mobilise safely, and some personal care tasks i.e. toileting, assisting to eat/drink.
You should be able to remain calm, supportive and kind when faced with repetitious, unpredictable and/or verbally/physically aggressive behaviours. You should be confident in the caring role around people with needs associated with dementia.
The successful applicant will be involved in the provision of supportive day to day care as part of a rota Monday to Friday, working hours between 9.00am and 5.30pm. This post is for 24 hours each week.
We are also looking to recruit staff to work on a casual basis to cover annual leave, training commitments and staff absence on a more ad hoc basis (to apply for our casual vacancies please apply under Reference PRCC1118).
This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitations of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Want to know more and apply?
For an informal discussion, please contact Katie Skipp on 01934 321027 or Sarah Shaw, Service Leader on 01934 426750
Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/jobs to download an application pack and apply online.
Anticipated interview date: Week beginning 17 December 2018