Community Support Worker

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Pontypool (Mamhilad Park Estate)

Salary: £7,525 actual per annum

Working Hours: 15 per week

Closing Date: 28 March 2019

Interview Date: 10 April 2019

Contact: Louise.Nicholas@alzheimers.org.uk

Community Support Worker

Reference number:        VAC16047

Please note this role closes at 23:59PM.

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

We can offer you a stimulating and challenging career as part of our local team in Gwent. With our area office based in Pontypool, our team of over 260 staff and volunteers deliver a range of services to people affected by dementia across Gwent. They are supported by an Operations Manager and the locality management team.

We are looking for a motivated individual to join our Community Support team who will be based in Newport. The successful candidate will support people with dementia in their own homes and in the community by providing them with opportunities for one to one personalised support. You will contribute to the development of individual support plans and undertake risk assessments and will not provide personal care or provide counselling, advice or advocacy.

Support provided will be in line with the service specification, which will enable people with dementia to continue with personal hobbies and interests, try new experiences and continue with daily living and other activities that are important to them. You will also support people with dementia to make informed choices on how they spend their time and to encourage people with dementia to maintain independence, autonomy and cognitive abilities for as long as possible.

You will provide encouragement and assistance to the person with dementia in undertaking daily living tasks and provide support to the person with dementia to participate in leisure activities that

aim to reduce the person with dementia’s social isolation and/or increase their leisure time or satisfaction. Leisure activities can include support with participating in activities in the home, for example, art or crafts, gardening, puzzles, baking or music. Leisure activities may also include support with participating in activities in the community, for example, going for walks, playing golf, fishing, etc.

About you

You will possess an NVQ Level 2 or equivalent and have a good understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers. You will also have experience in a care or support environment and providing one to one support to vulnerable people and experience of record keeping and/or report writing.

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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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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