Dementia Support Worker

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: South West England

Salary: £11,978.40 - £12,462 depending on skills and experience

Working Hours: 21 per week

Closing Date: 21 November 2019

Interview Date: 28th November 2019

Contact: Sally Cavill - scavill@alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia Support Worker

Reference number:  VAC998

Office Location:        Home based

Area role covers:      North Somerset

Please note this role will close at 1pm 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 North Somerset. 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 Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Support service involves dedicated members of staff giving one to one support, information and guidance to people with dementia or their carers and wider family or friends, to help people understand dementia, cope with day to day living with dementia and prepare for the future.

We are looking for an individual who possesses NVQ level 3 (or equivalent). Your ability to assess client needs along with the understanding of the needs for client confidentiality is essential. You will have excellent non-judgmental communication skills as well as great organisational and time management skills (as you will be home based) so that you can manage your workload effectively.

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

You will be expected to work across the area so it is essential that you can travel independently.

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.

Are you someone who can make things happen? Who knows how to get the best out of people? If this sounds like you we can offer you a stimulating and challenging career as part of our growing services team.

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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