Dementia Support and Outreach Practitioner - Leonard Sainer
The Leonard Sainer Centre can cater for up to 25 people with dementia on a daily basis. The Service serves Barnet, Harrow, Hertsmere and surrounding areas. The Centre also offers a regular communal outreach service in Northwood and other future locations. Outreach may also be delivered to people within their own homes. The Centre also provides other services for people living with dementia and their family carers including a memory way café and a carers’ support group.
This post is full time for 34 hours per week to be worked Mondays to Thursdays plus occasional Fridays on an as and when basis when required
The role of the Dementia Support and Outreach Practitioner is to be a key member of staff at the Leonard Sainer Centre for people living with dementia. They will know and understand the background of members of the centre, their needs and behaviours. They will lead in the preparation and delivery of stimulating activities for centre members, and provide personal care assistance in a dignified and supportive manner.
Principal Accountabilities / Responsibilities
- To provide a comprehensive and dynamic range of activities which successfully integrate members into the social life of the Centre, by participating in and leading activity groups for members to meet their needs.
- To assist appropriately in all aspects of members’ personal care requirements.
- To understand the physical and emotional needs of members and work to promote them.
- To work effectively and efficiently in a team setting consisting of staff and volunteers to ensure the smooth running of the Centre.
- To liaise effectively with the manager, centre coordinator and other members of staff and appropriate agencies as required, and especially to include any concerns regarding members’ general wellbeing.
- To act as the keyworker for specific members, completing care plans, risk assessments and to attend reviews for their allocated members as required.
- To ensure that all activity areas are set up in an organised way to enable easy use of resources, giving consideration to identified risks and Health and Safety procedures.
- To provide person-centred activities to people in communal settings and in their own home as appropriate, including using a proactive and independent approach.
Qualifications & Experience
- Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), NVQ or equivalent qualification in Health & Social Care (desirable)
- Experience of working with vulnerable people (desirable)
- Experience of working in a day care or care home setting or a domiciliary care role (desirable)
Jewish Care offers excellent benefits and training to all staff. Benefits include, free meals, 20 day’s annual leave, Jewish Care Pension scheme, various discounts, Loans and mileage reimbursement, ride to work scheme, eye tests, employee referral bonus and more.
Jewish Care is a leading communal organisation. We are the largest health and social care charity for the Jewish community in the UK, caring for nearly 7,000 people every week. Approximately 1500 staff from multi-cultural backgrounds together with 3,000 volunteers help to maintain their service. It provides a wide range of services to help meet the community’s physical, social and emotional needs, both directly and in partnership with other organisations. We care & support many people including; older people with dementia, disabilities, mental health needs and Holocaust survivors and many more.
We aim to make a positive impact on the lives of Jewish people by creating excellent social care that enhances well-being and inspires them to stay connected to their community. The organisation is committed to finding innovative solutions tailored to the people who use their services.
We are a proud to be multi award winning organisation. Prestigious awards and accolades they have received include; The Skills for Care Best Employer for over 250 people, The Investors in People Gold standard and the Customer Service Excellence Standard.