Dementia Support Worker

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Pontypool (Mamhilad Park Estate)

Salary: £19,964 – £20,770 (depending on sills and experience)

Working Hours: 35 Per Week

Closing Date: 27 February 2020

Interview Date: TBC

Contact: Sally Guy: sally.guy@alzheimers.org.uk/01495221445

Dementia Support Worker

Reference: VAC1237

The deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 5.00pm on the closing date.

About the team

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 looking for an exceptional individual to join our Dementia Support team.  You will be part of our exciting new support service in Wales called “Dementia Connect”.  You will provide support and guidance to people with dementia and their carers across the Caerphilly and Blaenau Gwent Boroughs, helping to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them more in control of their lives.  The service is unique to each service user as it is based upon their personal circumstances and support needs. 

About you

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) with an understanding of dementia and the needs of those affected by dementia. An ability to assess the service user needs along with an understanding of the importance of confidentiality is essential. 

To be successful in this role, you will have excellent communication skills and this role requires regular use of IT packages, therefore a good standard of IT would be desirable. 

You will be responsible for your own caseload therefore the ability to manage your own time effectively is essential. Your caseload will be varied so we are looking for someone with the right mix of enthusiasm, professionalism and flexibility who is able and willing to work in a variety of settings. 

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. 

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