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Role Ref
VA008100
Role
Dementia Ambassador
Location
Reading , RG30 6TP
Care home
River View
Salary
£30,000 per Annum
Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

About the Role

Salary - £30,000 PA

Type – Permanent

Hours – Full time (37.5 hours)

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to support the further development of our Dementia Care services as we look to support those people living in our homes and with a dementia. At MMCG we are committed to continuously look to enhance the lifestyle of our residents, whilst ensuring that our teams are supported to enable them to deliver truly person-centred care.

Therefore, we have introduced this role to support and upskill home teams to deliver exceptional care to those living with us. This is a varied role, which will involve working directly with residents to meet both their physical and emotional needs; building relationships and finding those commonalities which can enhance the residents’ experience; working alongside your colleagues to role model best practice, providing information, advice, and guidance where required.

You will report directly into your Home Manager, supported by our MMCG Dementia Development Lead, plus a wider network of Dementia Ambassadors across the organisation.

About you

Your experience of working to support people living with dementia is essential. You will need an understanding of the changes that dementia can have both on a person’s abilities and needs; how to find strategies to best support them; and to then support the team with making the relevant changes to care planning.

You will need strong communication, coaching and interpersonal skills and feel confident with supporting the team, delivering training workshops and demonstrating how to put newfound knowledge and skills into practice.

A level 3 vocational qualification in Health and Social Care is preferred.

In return for this you will receive a competitive salary package plus:

  • Simply Health – company funded, providing cashback for prescriptions, optical and dental costs 24/7 virtual GP access plus more for you and up to 4 children*
  • Early Pay – Access to earned pay prior to payday
  • Benefits platform – discounts across multiple retailers, leisure providers, hospitality etc.
  • Pension Scheme with Nest
  • Flexible working patterns
  • Cycle to work scheme**
  • Recommend a friend – up to £750
  • Service recognition
  • Training support and development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Wellbeing support
  • Discounted gym membership

*Benefits require completion of a 12-week probationary period before they can be accessed.

**Benefit subject to deduction not taking colleague below National Living Wage

About our home

We believe comfort is the key to creating a home-from-home atmosphere and we pride ourselves on the quality and variety of our facilities and services.

From our comfortable facilities to our individualised person-centred approach to care and well-being, we are passionate about making those staying with us feel at home.

We understand the importance of choice and independence. The care and assistance we offer gives residents the freedom to do as they choose and peace of mind knowing that all the little things are being taken care of.

Whatever your tastes or requirements, we want you to feel at home when staying with us.

Our team are like family

Our talented team members each bring their own personality and passion for care to the home. Staff are committed to delivering care tailored to the individual needs and preferences of each resident. We are here to make life easier.

About us

We’re among the UK’s largest independent care providers, employing thousands of staff in over 80 homes across the country.

Investment in new technology and services is key to our reputation for high-quality care provision, as is our commitment to staff training programmes and our emphasis on progressive career paths.

Our vision is to be the best quality, most highly regarded Care Provider in the United Kingdom, and an employer of choice for care workers.

We truly understand…

That people are unique - this means everyone we care for is one of a kind, so we surround ourselves in their stories and we celebrate their individuality.

The importance of passion - it fills every one of us, it fuels our devotion for the people we care for, and it makes our homes happier.

That honesty is everything - no-one wants to think about the time when a loved one needs care, but we’ll be here to help when that time comes.

That happiness comes with openness - we proactively support new friendships, new discoveries and better ways of living as our residents enter the next chapter in their lives.

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