Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Exeter Office
Salary: £19,964 - £20,770 - depending on skills and experience
Working Hours: 35 per week
Closing Date: 12 December 2019
Interview Date: 17 December 2019
Contact: Emma Fuente - email@example.com or 07712301456
Reference number: VAC1088
Office location: Exeter
Area role covers: Devon and Torbay
Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is noon on Thursday 12th December 2019.
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 a highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills to join our team. This exciting role is part of the Devon and Torbay Dementia Adviser service which provides information and support to people with dementia, their carers and wider family or friends.
As a Dementia Support Worker you will have the rewarding opportunity to provide information and support to people with dementia and their carers; helping them to maintain their independence, improve their sense of well-being, and put them more control of their lives. The service provided is unique to each service user as it is based upon their personal circumstances and support needs.
In this role you will also be required to develop professional relationships with statutory and voluntary organisations across South Devon and Torbay in order to deliver seamless support to individuals.
The role operates primarily across South Devon and Torbay, and will be delivered in a variety of ways: face to face, by phone, letter or email.
The successful candidate will need to possess NVQ level 3, health and social care (or equivalent), and have an understanding of dementia and the needs of those affected by dementia. You will also have good organisational and time management skills with the ability to manage several tasks at once and keep yourself motivated to perform to meet deadlines. You will be a committed team player, but also have the ability to work independently on tasks assigned to you. To be successful in this role, you will have excellent communication skills and this role requires regular use of IT packages, therefore a good standard of IT would be desirable.
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.
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.
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