MH13E – Support Worker 29 hours per week
Middleton Oaks comprises of 2 x 8 bedded households (Acorn & Catkin House) which focuses on small group living within a home environment. There is a separate entrance to the centre through a covered winter garden. This lifestyle is particularly attractive for people who live with dementia promoting a participative and nurturing relationship in a familiar home setting, together with people looking for a family living type of environment.
Do you feel you have the skills, values, personality and approach to be successful in this environment? Can you make a real difference to our residents, many who live with dementia?
You must be positive and committed to making a difference to the lives of our residents by enabling and empowering them to live well. The new households are quite independent and those involved will need to have a wide range of skills, those used on a daily basis within the home. i.e. cooking, baking, arts & crafts, sewing, gardening & cleaning etc. Patience and a willingness to give people your time including being able to engage with the residents and identify their strengths and weaknesses is essential to the role.
We encourage our residents to use their life skills every day and take part in everyday activities and interests based on life history and goals for the future, including being an active part of the daily running of the household including housekeeping tasks, cooking and cleaning.
We would expect the successful candidate to be a good team player and be able to build good working relationships with families so that the resident remains at the centre of all decisions and include families in activities and daily life, therefore excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required.
Working knowledge of CQC and S/S regulations would be beneficial but not essential as full training will be given, a willingness to learn and develop is essential.
Previous experience of administering medication would be beneficial but is not essential.
This role will offer a permanent 29 hour per week contract which will be worked on a rota basis, therefore flexibility is essential.
Please apply by downloading our application form via our website and applying no later than 21st August 2017. Successful candidates will be subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring checks.
Middleton hall is a living wage employer.