As a Dementia Support Worker Apprentice with Guild Care, you will be responsible for using your creativity to engage with others, spreading happiness, and working with compassion. Alongside this, you will will be working towards an Adult Care Worker Level 2 apprenticeship, over the course of 15 months.
Who are Guild Care:
Guild Care is Worthing's most established Social Care charity and one of the largest employers in the area.
Our Vison - All people in need of care live fulfilling, safe and secure lives.
Our Mission - We will achieve our vision by ensuring our support and services are accessible, effective, and lovingly delivered.
We work with Older People, People Living with Dementia and People with Learning Disabilities. We believe that all people in need of care should live safe, fulfilling and secure lives and work predominantly to reduce social isolation and social stigma.
- To demonstrate attitudes and beliefs consistent with being person-centred.
- To display an awareness, and evidence daily, of why feelings matter most to individuals.
- To demonstrate commitment to and skills in the person-centred approach, effectively minimising neutral care.
- To show evidence of being focused on people's feelings when providing personal care and knowing how to turn a task into a positive social interaction.
- To demonstrate within the team a relaxed manner and a skill in 'going with the flow' emphasising people's individual needs and not tasks and routines whilst ensuring work requirements are met.
- To present a positive approach, not controlling language and actions towards people.
- To display a sense of spontaneity and ability to change the moment positively for people.
- To seek to remove all potential controlling elements of care cultures and to remove all features of a 'them and us' care approach.
- To effectively maintain care records that emphasise a person-centred approach which can be measured as being delivered daily.
- To contribute positively to a team approach in being person-centred with one another.
- To participate in and implement learning which develops one's own emotional self-awareness and a person-centred approach towards others.
- To meet an individual's physical and personal care needs to a high-quality standard and with sensitivity, dignity and respect.
- To undertake and meet all legal requirements within the context of promoting individuals' rights and measuring / reducing elements of risk.
- To know how to and demonstrate evidence of increasing individuals' wellbeing and reducing ill-being.
- To support families, friends and supporters of people experiencing a dementia balancing this with the promotion of a person-centred approach to individuals.
- To create a happy, homely and stimulating environment for family members, based on individual life-style choices and the interests of the family members.
Health and Safety:
As an employee you have a responsibility under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to:
- Take reasonable care of yourself and others at work
- Co-operate with Guild Care to ensure the laws relating to health and safety are not broken.
- Report any problems or concerns about health and safety to the manager in the area in which you are working.
Guild Care is committed to anti-discriminatory policies and practices and it is essential that the post holder is willing to make a positive contribution to their promotion and implementation.
The post holder is required to observe strict and complete confidentiality regarding information obtained during his/her duties.