Dementia / Care Practitioner

Location Berkshire, England
Salary £9.98 - £12.58 per hour
Discipline
Job Purpose Key Responsibilities  To support adults who are elderly and may have physical disabilities, a diagnosis of dementia and/or frail in a person centered way, promoting their independence and wellbeing and supporting them to live well with their conditions.  To operate in a manner consistent with Responsive Care Providers four core values Respect, Inclusion, Compassion and Empowerment. Contacts Service users, staff, care managers, primary health team, relatives, cares, volunteers. Responsive Care Providers delivers care services to residents to West Berkshire. These include residential/nursing care, day opportunities and shared lives. As a functioning member of this vibrant service you will be expected to participate fully in events, consultations etc. Your voice, views and ideas are important to us and critical to the ongoing success and development of the service. Structure Chart

der the supervision of the senior staff:  To maintain the general welfare to residents by supporting the provision of interests, activities and stimulation according to assessed needs and capabilities  Attending to resident’s physical, nutritional and personal care needs, including toileting. Whilst supporting them to achieve maximum independence  To ensure that the environment is maintained, for residents and staff, giving due regard to health and safety.  To work within the appropriate policies and procedures, completing associated paperwork including residents care records, nutrition and fluid charts etc.  To assist the residents in maintaining their dignity.  To respect the social and cultural histories of service users.  To be aware of service users dietary and health needs, and report any issues/concerns.  To act in accordance with West Berkshire Council’s confidentiality policy.  To report any areas of concern promptly to the senior staff, or appropriate agency.  To attend to any emergency resident issues (eg unpredictable behavior, illness, etc) promptly and in accordance with relevant policy and procedure GENERAL DUTIES  To provide help with maintaining cleanliness of the service premises  To operate in accordance with Responsive Care Providers four core values  To work in accordance with West Berkshire Council policies and procedures, including Health and Safety.  To participate in and contribute generally to West Berkshire Council activities, attending meetings and training courses.  To undertake training identified within the staff skills profile which includes NVQ level 2 in Care.  To work flexibly and undertake any other duties commensurate with the post as may be required for the efficient running of the home.  Promote equality as an integral part of the role, treating everyone with fairness and dignity.  Comply with WBC health and safety policies, procedures and rules, taking reasonable care of self and others.