Dementia Support Worker

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Merton

Salary: £19,964 - £20,770 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience) (+ London Allowance of £3,600)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 13 July 2020

Interview Date: 21 July 2020

Contact: Bill Gibbons - bill.gibbons@alzheimers.org.uk or 07803115775

Dementia Support Worker

Reference number:  VAC1516

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this role is 12:00 noon on 13 July 2020.

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. 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.

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, well-motivated individual to join our Merton Dementia Support Service team. If you have an understanding of working with people affected by dementia and their needs, please get in touch with us. The post is based in a new, purpose-built Hub in nearby Mitcham and is close to local transport and amenities. The team also works together to support each other with varied and dynamic support groups and training modules.

You will provide a responsive and individualised information, signposting and referral service to people with a diagnosis of dementia and those that care for them. This could be in the client's own home, at our office or other locations, face to face, by phone, letter or email. This post also works closely with Community Mental Health Teams, NHS Primary Care and other professionals. 

About you

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

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, 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. 

Please note during the current COVID19 situation all services are being delivered remotely by telephone or video conferencing. Also, candidates are advised that internal applicants subject to potential redeployment may take precedence.

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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