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Day Opportunity Assistant - Dementia Day Care (Long term and Permanent posts)

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Part Time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Part Time
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Closed for applications on 29/09/2019 23:59
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Cambrian Green Day Services
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Closing date:
29 Sep

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Day Opportunities Assistant-Long term and Permanent posts
Cambrian Green Day Services- Dementia Day Care

Summary of Post

Cambrian Green Day Services is a purpose built Dementia Day Centre offering Day Care to residents of South Gloucestershire living with Dementia. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has the ability to make connections whilst having an understanding and awareness of how Dementia can affect individuals.

The post holder needs to have the ability to make use of good communication skills and be aware of person centred approaches and offer support that is feeling based and enables all to fulfil their potential who attend.

Main Duties

Under the guidance of the Operational Manager and Day Opportunity Facilitator, the post holder will assist and support people to access, participate and be occupied in meaningful activities throughout the day.

To provide support which help adults who attend to achieve realistic outcomes including sustaining lifelong skills, as specified within their Assessed and ongoing support needs, which include personal care and other daily support needs for individuals who attend.

As well as working at the Centre with Service users this role includes the responsibility of driving a council vehicle (car) collecting Service Users from their homes within South Gloucestershire and carrying out escort duties as part of transport provision within the Service.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


You will have experience of working in Social Care.

You will show sensitivity in your work including good empathy, communication and relationship building skills and be aware of positive person centred approaches that work well for people who live with Dementia.

You will demonstrate the ability to learn relevant practices, Dementia approaches and procedures.

You will contribute to the care planning process whilst maintaining and updating records for Key Service users.

You will hold a full driving licence to enable you to drive a Council vehicle (car) supporting people to and from the Centre.


You will have good recording and verbal reporting skills.

You may have training and experience of working in similar service areas.
(Dementia Care)

You may hold a vocational care qualification e.g. NVQ/QCF 2 or equivalent and a willingness to acquire this if not already held.

You may have experience to deal with behaviour that challenges us due to the effects of Dementia.

You may be able to demonstrate a knowledge of professional social care and external contacts e.g. Social Work/Assessment teams, GP’s, Community Mental Health team and emergency services.

You may have some knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice, for example Safeguarding, Mental Capacity/Deprivation of Liberties (DOLs), Valuing People, The essential Standards of Quality and Safety, Putting People First would be advantageous.

Additional Information

Please note that it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post. This means that you must declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings unless these are ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013).

The service is open Monday to Friday (closed bank Holidays) therefore the post holder will work a variety of 7.5hr shifts worked over a 3,4 or 5 day period. Eg 8.30am -4.30pm or 10.0am-6pm. The timescale patterns reflect the needs of service which will include start times of 8.30am and finish times of 6pm.

For further information after reading the job summary, please contact: Dementia Day Opportunities Manager - Beth Tovey on 01454 6864791 or Beth.Tovey@southglos.gov.uk

Salary: £18,426 pro rata (£9.55 per hr)

Hours: Permanent contract- Ranges of hours from 22 to 30 hrs per week.
Long term contract- 37hrs per week or x2 17.5 hrs per week.

Closing Date: 29.09.2019

Vacancy Ref: 105596

Interview Date: 10th and 11th October 2019

Safer Recruitment

South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Our Values

As an employee of South Gloucestershire Council you will be expected to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. You will strive to work well with others to reach a common goal and embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. You will use your initiative to deliver and take responsibility for your performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services.

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