Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wakefield and Five Towns
Salary: £20,363 - £21,603 (full time) £16,290.40 - £17,282.40 (part time) actual per annum depending on skills and experience
Working Hours: 28 or 35 per week
Closing Date: 15 April 2021
Interview Date: 29 and 30 April (via Zoom)
Contact: Katty Keyhani - email@example.com
Reference number: VAC2072 (part time 28 hours) & VAC2088 (full time x2)
Office Location: Community Based Worker
Area role covers: Wakefield and Five Towns
Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 9:00 pm on the closing date. Please state in your application whether you are interested in full or part time roles.
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
The Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Support service involves dedicated members of staff giving one to one support, information and guidance to people with dementia or their carers and wider family or friends, to help people understand dementia, cope with day to day living with dementia and prepare for the future.
We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our vibrant, passionate, and friendly support service in Wakefield and Five Towns.
As a Dementia Support Worker you will have the rewarding opportunity to provide support and guidance to people with dementia and their carers; helping to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them in more control of their lives. The service is unique to each service user as it is based upon their personal circumstances and support needs.
You will offer support and guidance to your clients in a variety of ways, whether in the client's own home, at service offices or at other locations, face to face, by phone, letter or email. You will also assist service users to access other services, providing signposting and referrals, as well as facilitating peer support groups and other group activities.
We are looking for an individual who possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) with an understanding of dementia and the needs of those living with dementia and their carers. Your ability to assess client needs along with the understanding of the need for client confidentially is essential to providing a valuable and worthwhile service. To be successful in this role you will have excellent non-judgmental communication skills as well as strong organisational and time management skills in order to manage your caseload of clients effectively.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.