Dementia Support Worker

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Location: Essex

Salary: £12,217.80 - £12,961.80 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 21 per week

Closing Date: 12 August 2021

Interview Date: 26 August 2021 via Zoom

Contact: Gemma Tomsett - gemma.tomsett@alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia Support Worker

Reference number: VAC2400

Location: Community based - Essex

Area role covers: North East Essex

Contract: Fixed term contract 12 months

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy 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

The Dementia Support Worker role will primarily involve working across the North East Essex area. You will be part of our Essex and Hertfordshire Area Team.

Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Support Service provides support to people diagnosed with dementia and their carers, helping them to maintain their independence, access to services, improve their sense of well-being and have more control of their lives.

The service is unique to each service user, as it is based upon their personal circumstances and support needs. As a Dementia Support Worker, you will have a rewarding opportunity to provide support and guidance which will help people understand dementia, cope with day to day living, prepare for the future and access relevant local services.

You will offer support to service users in a variety of ways, such as face to face, by phone, letter or email. The successful candidate will be expected to have good networking skills and work on promoting the service and build relationships with a range of health and social care professionals 

About you

We are looking for an individual who possesses 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’s needs along with the understanding of the need for client confidentiality is essential to provide a valuable and worthwhile service, to be successful in this role you will have excellent non- judgemental communication skills as well as good organisation and time management skills. Good IT skills and experience of working with databases is also essential

You will be visiting people in their homes & providing support within a Memory Clinic setting, therefore the ability to travel independently across the area is 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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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. This means ensuring our recruitment processes are barrier-free and inclusive as possible to everyone. We will make adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application process, please contact us at recruitment@alzheimers.org.uk.

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

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