West Berkshire Council is looking to recruit Dementia/Care Practitioners to work within Willows Edge Residential Care Home or Birchwood Nursing home in Newbury, offering a pay ranging from £9.62 - £10.83 per hour depending on experience.
Both homes specialise in supporting elderly individuals living with a form of dementia. We pride ourselves on being a dedicated Dementia Homes, and support the staff we employ to gain specialist knowledge in this area.
The role includes supporting the residents with all aspects of their daily lives such as supporting them with personal care, activities and maintaining mental and physical well-being. We would prefer candidates with some knowledge and experience in the field of dementia and elderly care, but we would be willing to train and support the right applicant. All applicants will complete a full induction and training.
We also offer the opportunity for staff to undertake the Care Certificate and Level 2 or 3 Diploma (previously known as NVQ) in adult care. Specialist qualifications such as the Level 2 Certificate in Dementia plus a range of other training opportunities including the Emergency First Aid Certificate and specialist training relevant to the role are also available.
In accordance with the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021, from 11th November 2021, all care home workers, other visiting professionals and interviewees will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have an exemption. From this date you will be required to provide appropriate evidence of your vaccination status.
It is important to be aware that in order to be fully vaccinated by 11th November 2021, you must have received your first dose of the vaccination by 16th September 2021.
West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 26 days per annum rising to a maximum of 32 days.
If you would like to be considered for a Dementia Practitioner role, or wish to find out any more information about the opportunities West Berkshire Council can offer please call:
Willows Edge Unit Manager Gemma Brown on 01635 45252
Birchwood Unit Manager Louise Campbell on 01635 33967