Dementia Carer Jobs21st May 2020
Living with dementia can be very difficult, but here at Abbots Care, we can help. Our dementia care services are carried out by fully trained and qualified carers, helping people with dementia live their life as comfortably as possible. That’s what makes dementia carer jobs such a rewarded career! You help people stay comfortable and happy at home, whilst taking some of the pressure off their relatives.
And there’s no better place to become a dementia carer than at Abbots Care. Whether you’re looking for your next role or you’re starting a rewarding career in care, we give you everything you need to get going.
What is a Dementia Carer?
A dementia carer is someone who looks after someone with dementia. You help people around the house with daily tasks and socialise with them using specialist dementia training.
Dementia carers take into consideration their clients’ condition to help them as best they can, keeping their independence and freedom by living at home. Home care is a vital service as it allows people who need assistance to live at home! Our clients continue to live in an environment that’s familiar and feels safe whilst receiving top-quality care.
Dementia Carer Job description
Dementia carer job descriptions vary role to role, but they’ll typically be something like:
“Providing support to people with dementia and their families to maintain their freedom and independence whilst improving their wellbeing and ensuring health.”
You’ll find varying descriptions, but the main message is helping people with dementia to live comfortably in their own homes whilst providing as much support as they need.
Dementia Carer responsibilities and duties
Main dementia carer responsibilities depend on the specific role, but common duties include personal care, domestic support and emotional support and companionship.
Personal care is one of the main daily duties of any home care worker. This can be helping with any personal tasks, including:
- Getting dressed
- Using the toilet
Domestic support is another big part of a dementia carer’s day. Carrying out daily household chores ensures that your clients are living in a clean and comfortable environment. This includes:
- Washing clothes
- Any other housework
Emotional support and companionship
Having someone to talk to is a massive part of life, especially so for clients with dementia. Time spent chatting with someone helps with mental cognition and is the perfect way to spend some time! This means that having good people skills is crucial for a job in dementia care.
Benefits of being a Dementia Carer
There are loads of benefits of becoming a dementia carer, especially when working with us at Abbots Care. Making a difference to someone’s life is an amazing feeling, especially when your help allows them to live normally with a potentially life-changing thing like dementia.
When working for Abbots Care, there are plenty of benefits, like:
- Flexible and guaranteed working hours
- A free enhanced DBS Check
- Free Abbots Care uniform
- The highest mileage pay in the industry at 40p per mile!
- 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
- An excellent pension scheme
- Paid for update and refresher training
- Career development opportunities
- Free specialist training of your choice
How to become a Dementia Carer
As long as you have the skills needed for the job, you can become a dementia carer. The first step is exploring our current dementia carer jobs then get in touch with us to learn more. We’ll ask about your skills, qualifications and experience. Many roles offer training on the job, so don’t worry if you don’t have any qualifications.
Skills & qualities
Dementia care workers need to have amazing interpersonal skills as you’ll be dealing with people every day. As you’ll sometimes be in difficult situations, you need to have great problem-solving skills and be able to handle all types of personalities. Other necessary skills:
- Excellent communication
- Customer service
- A caring, sensitive nature
- Patience and being able to handle stressful situations
- Work well under pressure
- Great attention to detail
- Basic understanding of computers
At Abbots Care, we offer all the training needed to start your career. You can study your qualifications whilst on the job so don’t worry if you don’t have any prior to applying. Proficiency in maths and English is key too as carers fill out paperwork and carry out admin tasks.
There are dementia care qualifications which teach you how to deal with and care for people with dementia, provided for you on the job if needed. We also pay for any necessary refresher training as well as offering free training on a number of specialisms.
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“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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