Dementia Support Worker

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Horsham

Salary: £15,971 to £16,616 - depending on skills and experience

Working Hours: 28 per week

Closing Date: 21 November 2019

Interview Date: TBC

Contact: Rosanna Whittaker - rosanna.whittaker@alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia Support Worker

Reference: VAC1062

Office location: Flexible & community based but primarily at Horsham office

Area role covers: Horsham and Crawley

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 23:59 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 enthusiastic, motivated and highly professional individual who would like to be part of Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Support Service in Horsham and Crawley. This is a great opportunity to join our team as a Dementia Support Worker.

The service provides personalised support to people diagnosed with dementia and their carers, helping them to maintain their independence, access services, improve their sense of well-being, and have more control of their lives, by assisting with the identification of needs and providing information and access to relevant services. The successful candidate will be expected to have great networking skills and work on promoting the service and build relationships with a range of health and social care professionals. The person will also be visiting clients in their own homes so the ability to travel independently across the area is essential.

About you

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 confidentially.

You will be speaking to people at all levels across your area so great communication, networking and influencing skills are also essential. You must also 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.

Are you someone who can help people maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, putting them in more control of their lives? If this sounds like you, we can offer you a stimulating and challenging career as part of our team.

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.

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