Senior Support Worker (Dementia) - Bristol

St Monica Trust
Bristol (City Centre)
02 Dec 2017
02 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
This vacancy
is based within our dementia care home at Cote Lane, which provides tailored and
specialist care to people living with dementia.
Find out from our staff about what it's like to work at St Monica Trust -
see our short film here.

With your
experience of working with older people and people living with dementia
alongside a recognised qualification in care (minimum level 2 diploma/NVQ), you'll
understand the complex needs of our residents and will enjoy acting as a role
model to our teams of Support Workers in everything you do. As well as attending to personal care,
helping residents get dressed, wash and receive their prescribed medication as
instructed by medical professionals, you'll contribute to their well-being by
ensuring a homely, safe and positive environment in which to live.

As a senior
you'll be expected to run a shift under the direction of the Deputy/Care Home
Manager or Lead Nurse. You'll allocate
work and duties and provide day to day supervision promoting best practice and
compliance at all times. You'll know
when to refer issues to your line manager but you'll also be able to spot
potential problems and trouble-shoot throughout the shift.

You'll be used
to putting others' first, building relationships of trust and resolving issues
with residents' well-being and safety as a priority. You understand the
challenges of the role
but for you,
they are outweighed by knowing that you'll enrich the quality of people's