VAC2517 - Dementia Support Worker - Sheffield

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Sheffield

Salary: £14,545 - £15,430.71 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 25 per week

Closing Date: 30 January 2022

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

Contact: Diane Hinchcliffe - diane.hinchliffe@alzheimers.org.uk

VAC2517 - Dementia Support Worker - Sheffield

 

Are you passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of people affected by dementia? 

Do you want a career where every day is different and full of reward? 

Could you be a part of supporting and empowering people and their families with expert guidance and advice?

Yes? Well, we would love to hear from you!

**There are no elements of care duties for this role, it a s purely advisory, guidance and support role**

We, at the Dementia Short-Term Intervention Service (DSTIS) in Sheffield, receive referrals directly from GP and Adult Social Care services for complex cases that will need fast but highly thought through and person centred solutions You will;

  • Work with people with dementia and/or their families, carers and friends, providing person-centred, intensive information, guidance and referral support.
  • Support with maintaining their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them in more control of their lives.
  • Work to tight deadlines for initial response and completion of support outcomes with our small but passionate team.
  • Build relationships with a range of local contacts, networking with health and care professionals
  • Provide support face-to-face, by telephone and online.
  • You will be delivering one to one services out in the community (predominantly working from home until Coronavirus restrictions fully lift).

About you

We are looking for a highly motivated individual, with an understanding of dementia and the needs of people affected by dementia.

 You will;

  • Be empathetic and non-judgmental in your approach with a commitment to equal opportunity.
  • Have strong and compassionate communication skills
  • Be passionate about putting people affected by dementia at the heart of everything you do, to make our service the best it can be.
  • It is essential that you have an understanding of the need for client confidentiality 
  • Due to the nature of the service, experience of safeguarding would be beneficial
  • Have a sound knowledge of IT systems 
  • Preferably had some experience of working with a wide variety of relevant agencies.
  • Possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) or have demonstrable experience.
  • Be able to travel independently.

Please take the time to go through the Job Application Guidance we have provided below so we are able to call you in for a interview!

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. 

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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

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