Dementia Coordinator

About the Service / Department

Our service works closely with the Hounslow community Dementia Service at the Heart of Hounslow. We aim to provide person-centred care planning and support to people with dementia. The service operates across the entire borough of Hounslow and provides a seamless service across all elements. We provide practical, person-centred support that promotes wellbeing, independence, dignity and respect. Working with people to identify their strengths, personal goals and aspirations and develop holistic, outcomes-focussed plans to support people as they move towards those goals.

We empower people to speak up for themselves, understand their rights and have greater control over their lives and provide carers with the opportunity to take time out from their caring responsibilities to look after their own wellbeing. We will also work alongside befrienders, volunteers and peers’ supporters to deliver activities that promote independence and reduce reliance on services. 

About the role 

  • Supporting people with dementia and their carers in their homes. 
  • Develop high quality co-produced care plans with the person with dementia.
  • Provide holistic integrated support work to people with dementia.
  • Undertake assessments of risk with due regard to safeguarding.
  • To ensure that the communication needs of service users are met, including leading on the development of material using dementia friendly language.
  • To identify the needs of carers and signpost effectively.
  • Effective signposting to health, social care and the voluntary sector to meet the needs of clients, their families and carers.
  • Continuously update knowledge on dementia to maintain status as Subject Matter Expert.

About you 

  • Good knowledge of how dementia affects people and their carers.
  • At least 2 years of experience of working with service users in a social care or health care sector (preferably older people).
  • In depth understanding of dementia and the effects that it has on individuals and their families.
  • The ability to work in a way that promotes and maintains dignity.
  • Experience of providing services to people with dementia in either a health or social care environment.
  • Ability to co-produce care plans with the person with dementia, their families and immediate carers.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding issues and ability to address them appropriately.

Please note if offered a role with Hestia, you will be issued a conditional offer based on satisfactory references and a Basic or enhanced DBS check. 

Disability confident 
Hestia is a disability confident employer, committed to the employment and career development of individual with disabilities. As part of this commitment, we operate a guaranteed interview scheme for all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the role they have applied for. We will also accommodate reasonable adjustment during the selection and interview process and throughout your employment with us. 

Hestia positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. But we particularly welcome individuals from an ethnic minority background and those with disabilities to apply. As an organisation, we are committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and value the skills, abilities, talent and experiences, different people and communities bring to our organisation.

Work Pattern: Scheduled (Set weekly schedule with fixed start and end times, Bank holidays inclusive in holiday allowance) Full-time, Permanent
Full Time Equivalent Salary: £30,361

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