VAC2764 - Dementia Support Worker (County Durham)

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Community based - covering County Durham

Salary: £12,217.80 - £12,961.80 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 21 per week

Closing Date: 31 January 2022

Interview Date: To be confirmed (interviews will be conducted through Zoom or Teams)

Contact: Hannah Johnson - hannah.johnson@alzheimers.org.uk

VAC2764 - Dementia Support Worker (County Durham)

Hours: 21 per week.

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 12 noon on the closing date.

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.

Are you an enthusiastic, inspiring, and dedicated individual looking for a rewarding and exciting new role?  

Do you have a passion to make a positive difference in the lives of those affected by dementia? 

Do you have great organisational skills, effective time management and engaging but empathetic interpersonal skills? 

If this sounds like you, we’d love to welcome you to be part of our friendly and supportive team! 

About the role. 

Delivering one to one and group services out in the community (predominantly working from home until Coronavirus restrictions lift). 

One-to-one Service support:

  • Providing knowledgeable, compassionate and trusted guidance and support to people affected by dementia. 
  • Helping people understand dementia and how to cope with day to day living whilst preparing for the future.
  • Offering support to your clients whether this is in the client's own home, in the community, face to face, phone, letter or email. 
  • You will also assist service users to access other services, providing signposting and referrals.
  • Empowering individuals living with dementia to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them in more control of their lives, making informed choices about their own life.
  • Networking and building meaningful relationships with a wide range of local organisations, promoting Alzheimer’s Society services to help people with a diagnosis to get referred to the service as early as possible. 

Group Services:  

  • Coordinate, organise and facilitate the engaging and safe running of group services aimed to inform, educate, and support those affected by dementia, such as Singing for the Brain. Group sessions may be virtual or face to face and occasional travel may be required to other areas e.g.  Northumberland, Tyne and Wear.

About you 

  • An ability to assess client needs along with the understanding of the need for client confidentially is essential to providing a valuable and worthwhile service.
  • Experience in coordinating, organising and facilitating group work.
  • Excellent person-centred and non-judgmental communication approach and active listening skills. 
  • Great organisational skills to manage your caseload of clients effectively.
  • Ideally some experience of coordinating others such as volunteers.
  • Passionate about putting people affected by dementia at the heart of everything you do, to make our service the best it can be. 
  • Great networking and influencing skills.
  • Good IT skills. 
  • Be able to travel independently.
  • Qualified to NVQ level 3 (or equivalent)
  • Understanding of dementia and the needs of those living with dementia and their carers.

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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Please note, that for home-working roles, we require a reliable WiFi connection and a minimum 10Mb/s broadband. For our home-working employees, we currently offer a home-working allowance of £16 pounds a month (full-time).

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.

Please note: Some of our roles may require a criminal records check. You can find our policy here.

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