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Support Worker - Outreach Dementia

Social Care

Older People

Bolton Cares

Contract Type:  Permanent 
Hours: 30 hours per week - 3 posts
Salary: £17,736  pro rata £9.19 per hour  
Closing Date: 26th April 2019, Interviews to be held on 3rd May 2019 
Job Reference:  BN-24909

Compassionate, Caring, Understanding


Does this describe you?


Are you interested in joining an innovative team supporting older people with complex mental health diagnosis including Dementia, functional mental health, dual diagnosis and brain injury?


Bolton Cares, your local care provider, is developing a new service to support older people to stay at home longer, connected to their families and communities.

We are looking for individuals with a sound value base and experience in supporting older people with a mental health diagnosis.  You will treat everyone you support with dignity and understanding and have a good understanding of the phases of Dementia and the impact this can have on the behaviour of individuals and their carers.

You need to be a strong team player, passionate about supporting people with a range of needs, and willing to go the extra mile. An excellent communicator, you will understand that all behaviour is communication and will strive to build strong, empowering relationships with those you support. Having a positive outlook, a flexible approach and a genuine interest in understanding the needs of older people with mental health problems including dementia is essential.

The service will be available to people 7 days a week between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.  You will provide a wide range of support including help with personal care, household tasks, medical appointments, wellbeing support and respite support to family carers.


You will be contracted to work 30 hours per week working on a rota to meet the complex needs of the people we support.  A workplace pension will be offered along with access to a comprehensive training programme. The role involves regular use of IT packages; therefore, a standard of IT would be desirable. You will need to hold a full UK or EU driver’s license and have a car that you can use for business purposes.


Bolton Cares also provides services to adults with mental health needs, learning disabilities and older people. For more information on other current vacancies, please visit the website:


We promote a positive culture where people are applauded for innovation and continual improvement.


For more information or for an informal chat please contact Lynne Barber  or telephone 01204 337822

Closing date for applications will be the 15th March 2019  and interviews will be held on the 22 March 2019. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A DBS check is therefore required for this post.
This post is a designated customer facing role under the fluency duty and requires a specified level of spoken English as per the person specification

To apply: download the Bolton Cares Application Form.docx  here and show how you meet the person specification.

Support Worker - Outreach Dementia JD/PS.docx

Return your completed applications by email to  or by post to Thicketford Centre,
Thicketford Road, Bolton, BL2 2LW. Postal applications must arrive at the Centre by 12 noon on the closing date.
Essential Information:

BN Privacy Notice.docx
BN Right to Work.docx
DBS documents to provide.docx


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working hours

part time

application deadline

12 00 pm

26th Apr 2019