Senior Support Worker – Dementia Care (Days/Nights)
Richmond Willaston, 261 Crewe Road, Willaston, Nantwich, CW5 6GX
As a Senior Support Worker at Richmond Willaston, you’ll help our residents to truly get the most out of life whilst living with onset dementia and in return we’ll support you to get the most out of your career. Richmond Willaston is inspired by the Dutch model of dementia care and will consist of 6 households, each with 6 residents – supported by a team of Support Workers. Every household will be equipped with a kitchen, laundry facilities and garden space encouraging a more independent and social lifestyle. The village will also have a 35-bed care home for those living with more advanced dementia. We’re currently looking for experienced Support Workers to join us, to help our residents live life to the full.
Working hours and salary
£10.50 per hour
Full time & part time available (minimum permanent contract is 12 hours)
Shifts: 06:45-14:45 / 13:45 – 21:15 / 21:00 – 07:00
What your typical day involves
- Assisting the Residential Lead with operational activities such as induction of new staff, training and auditing care plans and practises within the village
- Administering medication in line with the Bupa medication policy – ensuring accurate records are maintained.
- Working with other external professionals such as GPs, Chiropodists, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists
- Supporting residents to undertake daily tasks such as bed making and cleaning
- Assisting residents with personal care duties such as bathing, showering and dressing
- Helping to promote mental and physical activity of residents through participation in recreational or social activities
- Keeping accurate records – maintaining full documentation at all times to show care given, activities and any changes to their health
Who we’re looking for
You have experience of working in a care or dementia setting with or working towards a Level 3 in Health & Social Care or equivalent, but above all, you’ll be passionate for caring for others, respecting people’s choices and always putting their safety and welfare first. A great listener with a positive outlook, you’re confident talking to both residents and their families and understand that confidentiality is very important in what we do. Always ready to lead by example and support the wider team, you’ll deliver care with dignity and compassion and work to put a smile on our residents’ faces every day.
What we’ll offer you in return
- Comprehensive induction, on-going training and development, access to internal apprenticeship schemes
- Your DBS Check (£40) paid for
- Access to Wagestream – an app-based service that offers you the choice to be in control of when you access your earnings*
- NEST workplace pension, life assurance & bereavement support
- 28 days annual leave (inclusive of statutory bank holidays)
- Hot meal provided on a 12-hour shift
- Refer a friend bonus scheme
- Uniform provided
- Health & wellbeing tools; including Be Me App, Healthy Minds, Gym Pass & discounted health assessments
- Shopping Discounts (via Xexec)
- Free flu vaccine
*Only available to permanent employees where HealthRoster is used.
Who we are
Richmond Willaston is a specialist dementia village in South Cheshire, this new concept will help to transform the way people are supported to live with dementia. The household model will create a supportive environment for those with early onset dementia, providing a positive and proactive lifestyle – surrounded by a beautiful woodland walk, a children’s play area for visiting children, a sensory outdoor garden as well as a café bar. In addition, the onsite care home will support more advanced stages of dementia.
For over 20 years Richmond have been at the forefront of luxury retirement living. We’re proud that we attract the best people and even prouder of how long they stay with us. Having won numerous awards for architecture, landscaping and care, we are now the benchmark for retirement villages in the UK. A totally fresh concept in retirement living, we ensure our residents retain as much independence and choice as possible while helping retain their ‘zest for life’.
Richmond Villages is part of Bupa. Bupa is committed to ensuring that every applicant is assessed for employment, promotion and development solely based on personal merit and qualifications, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.