Care Assistant based at Glen Rosa, Ilkley
Permanent - Full Time - 39 hours per week.
You will be responsible for supporting older people to live their daily lives to the full, assisting with their physical and personal needs to enhance each individual's well-being.
We are looking for people who are flexible in their approach and sensitive to the needs of residents therefore you must enjoy the company of older people and work well as part of a team. Previous experience is desirable but the right approach and willingness to undertake full training is more important.
For more information about the role please review the Job Description here.
Please note that interviews may take place prior to the advert closing as and when suitable applications are received. If a suitable candidate is appointed the role may close early, therefore please do not hesitate to submit your application.
Glen Rosa was opened in 1947. It provides 47 places for older people requiring residential or dementia care.
The George Martin Trust provided grants for the building of the Kitwood extension in 2000. This extension is home to 14 residents living with dementia or Alzheimer's disease and is named after Professor Tom Kitwood, whose work on dementia has influenced the care that is delivered throughout MHA's dementia specialist homes.
Kitwood insisted that people with dementia need to be treated as full human beings. A sense of personhood, he believed, is what one human being is able to give another within a relationship. Kitwood's model of care stressed the need for sensitive listening and close observation in order that those with dementia and their carers can truly communicate. It also recognises the importance of experiencing a sense of belonging and useful activity. Glen Rosa honours this approach not only in using the name Kitwood for its dementia specialist wing, but in its practice too.
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