Dementia Care Assistant

SweetTree Home Care Services
Dementia Care Assistant
Job Reference
SweetTree Home Care Services
Various locations in London
£12.00 - £13.70 per hour
Closing Date
Posted 56 days ago

Dementia Care Assistant

If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you! SweetTree Home Care Services is excited to welcome exceptional Dementia Care Assistants to join our award-winning team. Our Dementia Care Assistants are not just caregivers; they are empathetic companions, creative problem solvers, and expert dementia supporters. You'll be equipped with the skills and knowledge to provide specialized care that focuses on the unique needs of each individual.

About Us

We are a reputable domiciliary care company that has been successfully operating for two decades, recognised for our commitment to excellence in care and our unwavering dedication to our clients. We take pride in being rated as an 'Outstanding' provider by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), a testament to our exceptional standards and quality of service. Our unwavering commitment to providing exceptional support and community-based services has made us a trusted name in the industry. At SweetTree, we believe in holistic care that extends beyond traditional boundaries, and some of our clients and Care Assistants also have the option, where desired, to work with us on our care farm. Our London Care Farm is a haven of possibilities, where clients embark on a journey of growth, life skills, development, and aligned goal setting. Picture this: alpacas, chickens, sheep, goats, and more, all playing a role in the nurturing process.

Your Role

Person-Centered Approach: Tailoring your care to the specific preferences and routines of each client, promoting a sense of familiarity and comfort. Communication Mastery: Effectively engaging with individuals with dementia, using non-verbal cues, active listening, and adaptive communication techniques to foster understanding and trust. Memory and Cognitive Support: Employing strategies to stimulate memory recall, engage cognitive functions, and maintain mental acuity through activities, conversations, and sensory experiences. Behavioral Expertise: Understanding and managing challenging behaviours with patience, compassion, and evidence-based techniques to ensure a safe and nurturing environment. Emotional Well-being: Providing genuine emotional support and companionship

About You

Previous experience in a home care setting as a Carer The ability to communicate professionally and empathetically with elderly or disabled clients, even in challenging situations A deep understanding of the needs and vulnerabilities of elderly adults within our community Knowledge of food hygiene, manual handling, and health & safety standards Ability to administer medications, making a meaningful difference in their health journey. Ability to help with grocery shopping and meal preparation based on client preferences Be confident when collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams. The Ability to maintain meticulous records and documentation

Your benefits

Flexible working hours that cater to your schedule ensuring a balance of work and personal commitments. Varied contract options, including zero-hour, part-time, and full-time. Early access to your earnings via Wagestream, which provides you with the ability to access a % of your earnings in just 4 days or less after completing shifts! Continuous training and professional development through the renowned SweetTree Home Care Services Academy. Including Apprenticeship Opportunities. Unwavering support 24-hour on-call assistance. and your own dedicated Manager and Coordinator to support you day to day Incentive Rewards An attractive £200 Friend Referral Scheme. 28 days of paid holiday

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