Oxfordshire based support team vacancies

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE HAS NOW PASSED.  NO FURTHER APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED.

YoungDementia UK is an award-winning charity that supports Oxfordshire’s working-age people with dementia and their families to live well.  We're expanding our team and are looking for five new staff members. 

Individual Support Workers

Hours – minimum 9 hours / week plus variable hours to be negotiated
Job type – part-time / permanent / flexible hours
Location – Banbury / Thame / West & Central Oxfordshire
Rate per hour - £9.70 / hour

Developing a strong, long-term relationship with the younger person with dementia and knowing them well is the key to success in this role.  You will offer individually-tailored, active support sessions each week to several people, with positive content as diverse as their needs and wishes – practical, leisure, emotional, physical, creative, social and so on - adapting according to the progression of the dementia.

You will need to be non-judgemental, calm, flexible, empathic and reliable – and that is just the start – this can be a challenging, deeply satisfying role.  To find out more about what our support workers varied role involves, please click here.

You will be building self-esteem, being a reassuring presence through sad and difficult times, creating joyful moments – all whilst being alongside the person and their unique experience of dementia.  There is also the possibility of hosting groups for people with young onset dementia with different activities.

Our experience tells us that around six support sessions x 3 hours per week work well so 9 hours / week is a starting point.  We would like the majority of support roles to achieve this, with flexibility.  Induction, on-going training and supervision are provided.

YoungDementia UK team work from home bases, utilising an e-office and you will need to have your own access to the internet and be reasonably confident and competent with e-communication – support is provided.

Application pack   |  Support worker job description  |  Application form  |  Diversity form  |  Frequently asked questions   |  YoungDementia UK Oxfordshire leaflet 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE HAS NOW PASSED.  NO FURTHER APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED.
Closing date for applications – Monday 19 June midday
Interview date – Monday 26 June
Return completed applications to Joan Dutton
 joandutton@youngdementiauk.org

Please note we do not accept CVs

 

Support Co-ordinator

Hours – 21 hours / week
Job type – part-time / permanent / some flexible
Location – Oxfordshire – central & north Oxfordshire
Salary - £25,498 pro rata £15,299

This is an exciting coordinating role which is essential to meet the demand for individually-tailored support sessions for people of working age with dementia in Oxfordshire.  You will also support and develop informal group sessions, and create opportunities for socialising including contributing to our monthly evening Supper Club.

Working with the existing Support Co-ordinator (Central / South), you will ensure that the support relationship with the person and their family works well from start to finish, and reflects the values and positive approach of YoungDementia UK.  You will share the supervision of our specialist support workers and carefully co-ordinate their work.  As part of your co-ordinator role, you will also contribute to the development of support of individual people with young onset dementia from diagnosis onwards with a flexible and creative approach.

Do you have excellent planning, prioritising and co-ordination skills – do you have an understanding of dementia and how it affects people; can you supervise a small team who are doing a challenging job with people who have a progressive condition? Are you calm, adaptable, empathic yourself?  If so, we look forward to meeting you.  Induction, on-going training and supervision offered.

YoungDementia UK team work from home bases, utilising an e-office and you will need to be reasonably confident and competent with e-communication.

Application pack   |  Support Co-ordinator job description  |  Application form  |  Diversity form  |  Frequently asked questions  |  YoungDementia UK Oxfordshire leaflet 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE HAS NOW PASSED.  NO FURTHER APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED.
Closing date for applications – Monday 19 June midday
Interview date Wednesday 28 June
Return completed applications to Joan Dutton joandutton@youngdementiauk.org

Please note we do not accept CVs

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