Day Centre Support Worker

Contract Type: 
Part time
Application deadline: 
Friday, 25 June, 2021 - 09:00
Fixed Salary
Per Hour
Age UK Sunderland

J O B   V A C A N C Y

Day Centre Support Worker (Casual)
£8.91 per hour

We require an experienced Day Centre Support Worker to join our day services
team and work in our refurbished Day Centre facility.

You will work within a small team, reporting to our Day Services Coordinator,
supporting older people to participate in a wide range of activities. Experience of
working in an environment for older people is essential.

You must demonstrate empathy with older people and an understanding of issues
that affect them.

A flexible approach to work is required.
• The post of Day Centre Support Worker is a zero hours’ contract
• Hours of work may increase or decrease on a weekly basis to meet the needs of the service


Job Description

Post: Day Centre Support Worker (Casual)
Location: Age UK Sunderland Redwood Day Centre
Responsible to: Day Services Co-ordinator

Job Purpose
To provide a high quality service to older people in our Redwood Day Centre.

Job Description

  • Provide support for older people which respects their dignity and privacy.
  • Participate in and contribute to the delivery of high quality support to clients.
  • Make written observations to support individual support plans.
  • Deliver and assist with a wide range of day centre client activities.
  • Act as an escort on AUKS minibus.
  • Assist with serving meals to clients.
  • Participate in client activity discussion groups.
  • Ensure that the Day Centre is always clean, attractive and tidy.
  • To abide by and implement all policies and procedures of Age UK Sunderland, including being aware of and responsible corporately and as an individual for Health and Safety policy.
  • To abide by the principles of GDPR and Age UK Sunderland’s confidentiality and safeguarding policies.
  • To undertake all reasonable tasks, in keeping with the level of responsibility of the post, as requested by the Director.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Person Specification

Post: Day Centre Support Worker (Casual)
Location: Age UK Sunderland Redwood Day Centre
Responsible to: Day Services Co-ordinator

Essential Criteria

  • NVQ 2 Health and Social Care.
  • Experience of and ability to provide support for frail older people.
  • Understanding of and empathy with the needs and aspirations of older people.
  • Ability to support older people in a caring, respectful and courteous manner.
  • Ability to keep appropriate written records.
  • Understand the need to respect confidentiality at all times.
  • Ability to work in a team and to use own initiative as appropriate.
  • Be prepared to work flexibly to meet changing needs and cover for other staff as required.
  • Demonstrate common sense, punctuality and reliability.
  • Willingness to participate in any training considered necessary to fulfil this role.
  • Good general standard of education.
  • Relevant experience of working in a day centre setting
  • Good understanding of GDPR
  • Good understanding of safeguarding alerter process

This post is subject to DBS Enhanced Disclosures

To request an application pack you can email
or download one directly from our website
Alternatively send a large SAE for 93p to Age UK Sunderland, Bradbury Centre,
Stockton Rd, Sunderland. SR2 7AQ. Tel: 0191 5141131. CV’s are not accepted for
this role.

Closing Date: Friday 25th June 2021 at 9.00 am
Interview Date: Friday 2nd July 2021