Dementia Support Worker

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Community based - Scarborough, Whitby and Rydale

Salary: £8,145.20 - £8,641.20 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 14 per week

Closing Date: 28 October 2021

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

Contact: Elaine Agar -

Dementia Support Worker

Reference Number: VAC2582

Hours: 14 per week

Area role covers: Scarborough, Whitby and Rydale

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 5pm on the closing date

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 would love to welcome you to be part of our friendly and supportive team!

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

You will be supporting people living with dementia and their carers.  The service provides personalised support to people diagnosed with dementia, helping them maintain their independence,  access services, improve their sense of well-being and have access to relevant services. You will also take a lead in managing volunteers across the area. You will work for the Scarborough, Whitby, Rydale, and surrounding area. Those that live outside of the Scarborough , Whitby and Rydale area will have expenses only with local travel within this area.

About you
You will be dynamic with excellent communication and organisational skills.  You will be compassionate and determined to make a difference in this role.

The successful candidate will possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) with a good understanding of the needs of people affected by dementia and the ability to work in a manner that facilitates inclusion, particularly of people affected by dementia, along with an understanding of the need for client confidentiality.

You will be speaking to people at all levels across your area so great communication, networking and influencing skills are also essential.  You must have the ability to manage several tasks at once and keep yourself motivated to perform under pressure.

Good IT skills and experience working with databases are also essential.

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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