Day Care Host


Day Care Host

The Filo Project
  • Part Time
  • Salary: £84 - £94 per day
  • Closing date: Saturday January 1st, 2022 11:59pm
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Two full days per week, Monday to Friday

The Filo Project is a not-for-profit social enterprise offering high quality small group day care for older people across Devon and Somerset. Our service is primarily for those who are socially isolated and may also be experiencing symptoms associated with early to moderate dementia, including memory loss. Small groups give the time and space for people to feel at ease and form friendships.

We are an expanding organisation and we are looking for more hosts who are willing to welcome small groups of older people into their own homes across all areas of Devon and Somerset.

Living well with dementia is dependent on others working well with dementia. We are looking for intelligent, versatile and empathetic hosts to meet this brief. You will be required, in your own homes, to meaningfully occupy and engage with a maximum of four older people who may be socially isolated and experiencing symptoms associated with moderate dementia, including memory loss. The service operates between the core hours of 9am and 5pm and during the day you will be required to prepare and provide a cooked lunch for clients.

It is essential that you have a downstairs loo, a full driving licence, and can comfortably transport up to four clients in your own car.

Experience is not necessary but what you must possess or be is:

– A good listener;

– Gentle;

– Able to ‘read’ people well;

– A creative thinker;

– A creative linker;

– Sense of humour;

– Understanding;

– Good general knowledge;

– A willingness and an openness to learn from clients.

In the first instance, please visit www.thefiloproject.co.uk/work-with-us and complete the short application form. We will then contact you with a job description and person specification.