Dementia Support Workers (Casual) x 2

Contract Type: 
Part time
Application deadline: 
Thursday, 9 January, 2020 - 09:00
Fixed Salary
Pro Rata
Age UK Sunderland


J O B  V A C A N C Y

Dementia Support Workers x 2

Casual Contract

£15,925 pro rata per annum

We require experienced Dementia Support Worker to join our New Dementia Support service.

You will be responsible for working within a small team supporting older people with a dementia diagnosis to participate in a wide range of activities. Experience of working in an environment with older people with dementia is essential.

A flexible approach to work is required. You must demonstrate empathy for older people and an understanding of issues that affect them.


Age UK Sunderland (AUKS)

Job Description

Post: Dementia Support Worker

Location: AUKS Day Support Centre

Responsible to: Day Services Senior Worker

Job Purpose

To provide high quality service to older people living with a dementia diagnosis in our Day Support Centre.

Job Description

  •  Provide support for older people with dementia which respects their dignity and privacy.
  •  Participate and contribute in the delivery of high quality support to service users.
  •  Make written observations to support individual care plans.
  •  Deliver and assist with a wide range of dementia support centre activities.
  •  To support service users with their personal care and toileting as required.
  •  To assist wheelchair users and those with poor mobility following appropriate moving and handling training.
  •  Act as an escort on AUKS minibus.
  •  Assist with serving meals to service users.
  •  Participate in client activity discussion groups.
  •  Ensure the Day Support 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 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.


Age UK Sunderland

Person Specification

Post: Dementia Support Worker

Responsible to: Day Services Senior Worker

Location: AUKS Day Support Centre

Essential Criteria

  •  NVQ 2 Health and Social care
  •  Experience of supporting people living with a dementia diagnosis
  •  Experience of and ability to provide support for frail older people.
  •  Understanding of and empathy with the needs and aspirations of older people and those living with dementia.
  •  Experience of supporting activities for those with a dementia diagnosis
  •  Ability to deal with older people with dementia in a caring, respectful and courteous manner.
  •  Ability to make appropriate written records
  •  Respect confidentiality.
  •  Ability to work in a team and to use own initiative as appropriate.
  •  Be prepared to work flexibly to meet changing needs, and staff cover.
  •  Demonstrate common sense and reliability.
  •  Willingness to participate in any necessary training.
  •  Good general standard of education.


This post is subject to DBS Enhanced Disclosure.

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.

Age UK Sunderland is an Equal opportunities Employer

Registered Charity 1086995

Closing date: Thursday 9th January 2020 at 9.00 am prompt

Interview date: Tuesday 14th January 2020