Dementia Support Worker

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Peterborough

Salary: £19,964 - £20,770 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 28 January 2021

Interview Date: TBC

Contact: Siobhan Merrygold - siobhan.merrygold@alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia Support Worker

Reference number:  VAC1930

Area role covers:  Predominantly covering Peterborough

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this role is 5pm 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.

About the role

We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our Dementia Support Team predominately covering Peterborough.

Please note that due to current restrictions in relation to Covid-19 pandemic our dementia support workers are working from home and the support service is restricted to telephone and online.

You will an initially be based at home, however, this will alter during 2021 and the post will be office based.

The Dementia Support Service provides a highly responsive and individualised information, signposting and referral service to people affected by dementia. As a Dementia Support Worker you will assist people with dementia and their carers in identifying their needs, providing information and guidance to help maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them in more control of their lives. You will be part of a highly motivated and supportive team, sharing responsibility of some admin tasks, including duty telephone coverage.

You will build relationships with a range of local contacts. This will include networking with health and care professionals, marketing the Dementia Support Service and providing dementia support within GP practices to help people with a diagnosis get referred to the service as early as possible. You will also develop networks and pathways with partner organisations who work in the field of dementia, ensuring seamless and consistent support and empowering individuals affected by dementia to make informed choices. We provide support face-to-face, by telephone and online.

About you

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

It is essential you have good communication skills to meet the diverse needs of our community and to represent their needs to statutory and other voluntary agencies. It is desirable that you have had some experience of working with these types of agencies.  Your communication skills will also need to include efficient use of IT systems to record data, write reports and communicate by email.  You will have an understanding of client confidentiality which includes how this is applied when representing client needs.

You will possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) or have demonstrable experience. You will be empathetic and non-judgmental in your approach with a commitment to equal opportunity. This role requires that you are able to travel independently.

If this sounds like you and you wish to apply for this role, then we look forward to receiving your application. So, don’t delay apply today!

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.

Please note: This role requires a criminal records check. You can find our policy here.

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