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Dementia Ambassador

Job details
Posting date: 18 June 2024
Salary: £30,000 to £30,000 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 18 July 2024
Location: Aylesbury, HP18 1BB
Company: Maria Mallaband Care Group
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: VA008391

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Summary

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.
  • An exclusive discount on Tastecard - dine out with up to 50% off total food bill
  • Free criminal record checks
  • 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

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