Dementia Support Workers x 2

Contract Type: 
Contract / Temporary
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

1 year Fixed Term Contract with a possibility of an extension

- 1 x 28 hours per week, £15,925 pro rata per annum

- 1 x 21 hours per week, £15,925 pro rata per annum

We require experienced Dementia Support Workers 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