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Dementia Carer Jobs21st May 2020
Living with dementia can be challenging, but Abbots Care can lighten the load. We provide a range of services, conducted by fully trained and qualified carers, allowing people to focus on living their lives in comfort.
Requiring compassion and insight, dementia care jobs make for truly rewarding careers. You’ll ensure that people stay relaxed and happy at home, as well as alleviating some of the pressure from their loved ones.
And there’s no better place to begin careers in dementia care than with Abbots Care. Whether you’re seeking dementia specialist jobs, or considering a fulfilling new career, Abbots Care offer everything you need.
What is a Dementia Carer?
A dementia carer caters to the needs of someone living with dementia, tending to everyday household tasks, as well as socialising with the person using specialist dementia training.
With dementia care jobs, no two days are the same as dementia carers consider the individual needs of service users; allowing them to continue to live in an environment that’s familiar, safe, and comfortable, all whilst receiving top-quality care.
Careers in dementia care are people driven. Dementia carers are a vital to their service users, performing an invaluable service; as such, jobs working with dementia patients require empathy, tenacity, and foresight.
Does this sound like you?
Dementia Carer Job description
Dementia care jobs are broad and differ on a role-to-role basis, but a summary could be:
“Providing support to people with dementia and their families, helping them maintain freedom and independence, whilst improving their health and well-being.”
Descriptions vary, but, fundamentally, careers in dementia care are rooted in assisting people with dementia to live comfortably in their own homes, whilst providing tailored support for their needs.
Dementia Carer responsibilities and duties
A dementia carer’s responsibilities will depend on their specific role – after all, jobs working with people with dementia cover a variety of positions – but common duties include personal care, domestic support, emotional support, and companionship.
Personal care is one of the main duties of any home care worker. It can entail helping with a range of personal tasks, including:
- Getting Dressed
- Using the toilet
Dementia specialist jobs may cover more specific areas, but these duties are universal in dementia care jobs.
Another big factor of dementia care jobs is domestic support. At its core, domestic support involves carrying out daily household chores, ensuring that you service users are living in a clean, comfortable environment. These chores can include:
- Washing Clothes
- Any other housework
Emotional support and companionship
Companionship is crucial to our well-being and is vital for people with dementia. A friendly chat over a cup of tea can improve mental cognition and overall happiness. As such, careers in dementia care require strong people skills.
Benefits of being a Dementia Carer
At Abbots Care, there are plenty of exciting benefits to becoming a dementia carer. Dementia care jobs are varied and satisfying, and there’s no feeling quite like knowing that your role as a carer makes a genuine difference to someone’s life as you help them to live normally with something as disruptive dementia.
Working for Abbots Care, you’ll get plenty of benefits, including:
- Flexible, guaranteed work hours
- Free enhanced DBS check
- Free Abbots Care uniform
- Milage pay of 40p per mine – the highest in the industry!
- Exclusive carer discounts on your favourite brands
- Dedicated support from head office with 24/7 staff customer service
- Fun social events and team-building days
- Excellent pension scheme
- Paid-for update and refresher training
- Career development opportunities
- Free specialist training of your choice
All in addition to the gratification that dementia care jobs offer.
How to become a Dementia Carer
Your first step should be exploring our current dementia care jobs, before getting in touch to learn more. We’ll then ask about your skills, qualifications, and experience – providing you have the skills for the job, you can become a dementia carer.
Many careers in dementia care offer on-the-job training, so don’t worry if you don’t have any qualifications.
Skills & qualities
As people are at the heart of the any role in the sector, dementia care jobs rely on workers with amazing interpersonal skills. Occasionally, you’ll find yourself in challenging situations, so you’ll need to be an excellent problem-solver, able to handle all types of personality. Other necessary skills include:
- Excellent communication
- Customer service
- A caring, sensitive nature
- Patience, and the ability to handle stressful situations
- Superb attention to detail
- Basic IT skills
At Abbots Care, we offer all the necessary training to start your career as a Dementia Carer. It’s possible to obtain your qualifications whilst on the job, too, so don’t worry if you don’t have any prior to applying. Proficiency in maths and English is also important as carers need to fill out paperwork and carry out various admin tasks.
If required, there are dementia care qualifications which can equip you with all the necessary skills to care for people with dementia.
We also pay for refresher training and can offer training for a variety of dementia specialist jobs.
Information for Care Workers
If a job working with dementia patients sounds like something you’d be interested in, why not explore our care jobs page to learn more about what makes making with Abbots Care so rewarding. Alternatively, check out the current vacancies page to find your next job
“I came over to England to try new things and went into care. Since starting in March 2017 I have found working for Abbots Care more rewarding and felt more accepted. I have built up a good relationship with the service users. I am so glad I came into this job it’s been the best experience ever.”
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