Dementia Care Support Worker x 2

Job Title:                Dementia Care Support Worker
Responsible to:     Dementia Care Support Co-ordinator
Job Purpose:         To provide the efficient and effective operation of the activity centre, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of its staff and users and the provision of a range of meaningful and diverse activities
Hours of Work:      36.5 per week
Location:                Birmingham Irish Association, Birmingham

To provide the efficient and effective operation of the activity centre, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of its staff and users and the provision of a range of meaningful and diverse activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. To work with the Dementia Care Support Co-ordinator in the  planning and development of activities
  2. To implement the agreed planning to ensure a diverse and meaningful range of activities at the centre
  3.  To collect and collate activity data, including outputs and outcomes
  4. To write reports to support service level agreement performance returns
  5. To provide day to day support of activity centre volunteers in liaison with the Volunteer Coordinator
  6. To ensure a healthy and balanced menu is provided at the activity centre
  7. To deliver activity programmes when required
  8. Ensure that service users are actively involved in the development and delivery of activities 
  9. To ensure that the activity site and its environment is maintained to a high standard and that any health and safety issues are reported immediately to the Dementia Care Support Co-ordinator
  10. Adhere to Birmingham Irish Association’s policies procedures and practices
  11. Attend supervision meetings, staff meetings, Birmingham Irish Association’s AGM, annual appraisal meetings and other meetings as required
  12. Be responsible for the health and safety of yourself and others at work
  13. Undertake any training and development opportunities as agreed with the appropriate manager
  14. Ensure confidentiality is maintained at all times
  15. Work in a non-discriminatory manner at all times
  16. Carry out any other duties, which may be determined from time to time by the Management Team, in line with the aims and objectives of Birmingham Irish Association and in keeping with the purpose and grade of the job

Person Specification

Dementia Care Support Worker

Skills and abilities

  • Good level of written and oral communication skills
  • Competence in the use if IT packages (Microsoft Word, Excel, and email)
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good level of planning and decision-making skills
  • Ability to write client records, reports and fulfil data requirements.
  • Ability to maintain clear and consistent boundaries with clients.
  • Ability to undertake training and maximise learning.
  • Good skills in the collection and collation of data and information
  • Ability to work effectively as a team player in a collaborative and supportive manner
  • Commitment to promoting diversity and equality

Experience/Knowledge

  • Experience of engaging effectively with clients.
  • Experience of supervising staff and volunteers
  • Knowledge of the health and social care sector
  • Experience of providing group-based activities in a safe and professional setting
  • Knowledge of the Irish community and their experiences (desirable)

Personal effectiveness

  • Confident
  • Be able to take initiative
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Organised and excellent time management skills
  • Flexibility of working time
  • Conform to standards of dress, which reflects a professional service

Please send a CV and covering letter to morag[at]birminghamirish.org[dot]uk

Interviews week commencing 9th September