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Dementia Support Assistant (Age Concern Causeway)

Coleraine

Dementia Support Assistant

Purpose: Assisting the Dementia Support Worker in the arranging and delivering of activities for a group of older people suffering from dementia.

Location: Coleraine -  flexiblity to visit other groups within the Causeway Coast and Glens Area as and when required. (Ballycastle, Ballymoney, Garvagh and Limavady.)  

Role

Age Concern Causeway are expanding their Dementia Support Groups into other areas of the Causeway Coast and Glens. We require Volunteers to help support our group members in continuing to offer a safe and supportive environment to help each individual continue to engage socially.

Tasks

·         Assisting with activities such as: crafts, cooking, gardening, reminiscences, boccia, new age curling, armchair exercise and much more

·         Assisting with mobility issues

·         Assisting on and off transport

·         Accompanying and supporting group outings

·         Building relationships

·         Be accepting, understanding and non-judgmental.

Benefits

This is an incredibly rewarding role where you will use a variety of skills, gain experience and make a big difference to our clients and families.

·         Opportunity to join a lively, enthusiastic team of volunteers.

·         Meet people/make new friends.

·         Help support someone have a better quality of life.

Support

A full induction, training and ongoing mentoring will be provided to all volunteers.

Age Concern Causeway will repay any agreed expenses (bus fares, etc.) on production of receipts paid out over the course of volunteering, so that you are not out of pocket. Travel expenses will be paid on a mileage basis for all authorised journeys undertaken.

    Ideal for someone interested in going into a career in a caring role such as social care, social work or nursing.

    If you are ready to make new friends, improve your physical and mental health and maybe develop new skills along the way, come volunteer with Age Concern Causeway. You can change your life and the lives of others when you do. We would genuinely love to hear from you.


         




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