VAC2702 - Dementia Support Worker (Wandsworth)

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Flexible across the Area boundaries in West and South London

Salary: £20,363 - £21,603 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience) + London allowance of £3,600 (if applicable)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 01 February 2022

Interview Date: TBC via Zoom/Teams

Contact: Bill Gibbons - bill.gibbons@alzheimers.org.uk

VAC2702 - Dementia Support Worker (Wandsworth)

Reference Number: VAC2702

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 17:00pm on the closing date. The role may close early depending on the number and quality of applications.

About Alzheimer's Society

Dementia devastates lives. By 2021, 1 million people will be living with the condition. But dementia won't win. Until the day we find a cure, Alzheimer's Society will be here for anyone affected by dementia - wherever they are, whatever they're going through. Everything we do is informed and inspired by them.

We are the UK's leading dementia charity. Every day, we work tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. We provide expert information, training, and support services to all those who need our help. And we are creating a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice

About the role

We are hoping to welcome an approachable and enthusiastic Dementia Support Worker working for Alzheimer’s Society in Wandsworth. The post is community based, working locally in Wandsworth, but with the addition of the use of office facilities in Merton Dementia Hub, where the wider team is based. 

As a Dementia Support Worker you will have the rewarding opportunity to provide support and guidance to people with dementia and their carers; helping to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them in more control of their lives. The service is unique to each service user as it is based upon their personal circumstances and support needs.

You will offer support and guidance to your clients in a variety of ways, whether in the client's own home, at service offices or at other locations, face to face, by phone, letter or email. You will also assist service users to access other services, providing signposting and referrals, as well as facilitating peer support groups and other group activities.

You will also work with BAME communities to encourage communities to become Dementia Friendly and develop a strong voice for people affected by dementia in the communities.

About you

We are looking for an individual who possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) with an understanding of dementia and the needs of those living with dementia and their carers. Your ability to assess client needs along with the understanding of the need for client confidentially is essential to providing a valuable and worthwhile service. To be successful in this role you will have excellent non-judgmental communication skills as well as strong organisational and time management skills in order to manage your caseload of clients effectively.

Interested? Please call our Services Manager, Bill Gibbons on 07803 115 775 for a friendly chat about the role.

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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Please note, that for home-working roles, we require a reliable WiFi connection and a minimum 10Mb/s broadband. For our home-working employees, we currently offer a home-working allowance of £16 pounds a month (full-time).

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: Some of our roles may require a criminal records check. You can find our policy here.

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