Dementia Support Worker

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Location: Community Based

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: 21 October 2021

Interview Date: To be confirmed (interviews will be conducted through Zoom or Teams)

Contact: Leanne Stephens - leanne.stephens@alzheimers.org.uk 07484 931922

Dementia Support Worker

Reference number: VAC2583

Area role covers: Community based in Bexley

Contract: Fixed term for 9 months (starting in December)

Are you looking for a rewarding role where every day is different?

Do you have the passion and drive to make a positive difference in peoples lives who are affected by dementia?

Would you like to work within a supportive and compassionate team where we work openly, combining our strengths, helping us to achieve more together?

Yes? then please let us tell you more about the fantastic opportunity we have at Alzheimer’s Society!

About you

We are hoping to welcome an approachable and enthusiastic Dementia Support Worker for a 9 month maternity cover working Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Connect service in Bexley. This is an amazing and  rewarding opportunity providing support and guidance to people with dementia and their carers.  We strive to help people to maintain independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting people in more control of their own lives. We promote a person-centred service so that our support is unique to each individual, based upon their own aspirations and needs. 

You will have;

  • Passion to support people to maintain their independence improving their sense of well-being, putting them in more control of their lives
  • Solid and compassionate understanding of the needs of people affected by dementia
  • Ability to work inclusively with people affected by dementia, along with an understanding of the need for client confidentially.
  • Great communication skills, adapting your approach to ensure understanding at all levels
  • Networking and influencing skills and the ability to manage several tasks at once and keep yourself motivated to perform under pressure.
  • Good IT skills and experience working with databases.

About the role

This is a great opportunity to join our team providing personalised support to people diagnosed with dementia and their carers, helping them to maintain their independence.

You will;

  • Supporting people to access vital services that we provide
  • Improve peoples sense of well-being, and have more control of their lives.
  • Assist with the identification of needs and providing information and access to relevant services.
  • Promote our amazing service and build relationships with a range of health and social care professionals.
  • Visiting clients in their own homes so the ability to travel independently across the area is needed.

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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