Dementia Support Manager

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Merton

Salary: £15,834 actual per annum

Working Hours: 21 per week

Closing Date: 02 May 2019

Interview Date: 13th or 14th May 2019

Contact: donna.johnson@alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia Support Manager

Reference number:   VAC16127

Please note this role closes at 23:59PM.

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

About the role

We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our Wandsworth Team.

You will be managing the Wandsworth team of Dementia Support Workers and Dementia Advisers who provide a highly responsive and individualised information, signposting and referral service to people with a diagnosis of dementia and those that care for them.

You will provide support to people with dementia or their carers helping them to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them in more control of their lives.

About you

The successful applicant will possess excellent communication skills and an understanding of delivering a service using the person centred approach to the person with dementia. They will have experience of face-to-face service delivery, a broad understanding of statutory and voluntary services, ensuring independence, choice and control for all those who access our service. They will be committed to supporting people with dementia to live better lives.

You will possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) or have demonstrable experience and have an understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers. You will be an empathetic person with excellent communication skills and have the ability to assess and evaluate the needs of service users.

You will have experience of managing staff and leading a team along with experience of managing the learning and development of others.

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely. All contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society.

You can also visit our Working for Us pages, which give you more information about what it’s like to be an employee at the Society.

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If you’re experiencing problems applying for this role please contact recruitment@alzheimers.org.uk.

Alzheimer’s Society embraces diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of our people. We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do.

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