Day Support Deputy Manager
Reference number: VAC14379Office location: Ty Hapus Day support service - Barry. Vale of GlamorganArea role covers: Vale of Glamorgan Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.About the roleThis is a newly created post of Part time Deputy Manager at the Ty Hapus Day support service in Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan. Ty Hapus primarily provides day time support to people living with Young Onset Dementia (though not exclusively so). Young onset dementia is the term used for anyone diagnosed before the age of 65.Ty Hapus provides a small scale service in a homely environment where people can spend their day. At Ty Hapus we provide support to people diagnosed with many different forms of dementia and often meet people at the early onset stage and support them through the progression of the disease. As a result close bonds are made with the person living with the dementia as well as with their families and friends.As a Deputy Manager you will work with the Day Support Manager to ensure the smooth running of the day centre. You will be required to be responsible and accountable for the day support service that our guests living with dementia receive and for the centre management in the absence of the manager. There will be a requirement to work additional hours/days to cover the managers’ annual leave for which an additional payment will be made.This is a very practical role in which you will be required to provide direct support to the people using the centre whilst at the same time offering guidance, support, supervision and instruction to the staff team.Ty Hapus gives people affected by dementia the opportunity to meet and mix with others, receive stimulation through social contact and by engaging in meaningful activities. As the deputy manager you will need to lead, suggest and implement new ideas, ensuring people attending Ty Hapus receive the service they want and expect. About youA friendly personality and a ‘Have a go, can do‘ upbeat attitude is always welcome.You should have an understanding of the needs of people affected by dementia and in particular be able to consider what impact a Young onset Dementia diagnoses might have on the person affected and their family. Ideally you will experience of supporting people affected by dementia.Experience of leading or supervising others would be an advantage. Good computer skills are essential together with the ability to record and interpret data. Experience of working or leading in a care environment would be beneficial.You will be a good team player and have the ability to follow plans and guidelines as well as being able to instruct others on how to do so.You will have good timekeeping skills and be able to work flexibly across the week on a rota basis (Mon – Fri daytimes). It is important that you are able to work additional days to cover for the manager’s annual leave.You will be able and willing to participate, initiate or be a part of a range of activities such as quizzes, singing, sporting or art activities both inside the day centre and out.The ability or willingness to drive an 11 seater mini bus would be desirable.Do you think this is you? If so why not make an application!If you would like to informally discuss the role or need further clarification of what the post entails you can contact the Day Support Manager Ellin Jones via the email address or telephone number belowNB: The post is subject to a satisfactory DBS result. Alzheimer’s Society is committed to equal opportunities.