Dementia Support Worker

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Merton

Salary: £24,393 actual per annum

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 02 May 2019

Interview Date: 15th May 2019

Contact: donna.johnson@alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia Support Worker

Reference number:   VAC16126

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

The successful candidate will provide support to people with dementia and their carers helping to identify their needs and to access services. You will help people maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, putting them in more control of their lives.

You will manage referrals and maintain and manage a caseload of clients who are caring for someone with dementia in the London Borough of Merton. Information and support may be by phone, email, letter, or face to face, at the client’s home or other appropriate locations. When appropriate, you will signpost clients to a choice of suitable sources of help and will maintain accurate, up to date client support plans and client contact records.

The successful candidate will seek and record client feedback to understand whether needs are being met, and to plan any necessary adjustments. You will work as part of a team, providing cover for colleagues at services at agreed times or in unforeseen circumstances as appropriate, which can sometimes mean occasional evening or weekend working.

It is imperative to comply with the data protection regulations, ensuring that information on clients remains confidential and to work in a manner that facilitates inclusion, particularly of people with dementia.

About you

You will possess an NVQ Level 3 or equivalent; have good organising and time management skills and experience of record keeping and report writing. This role involves regular use of IT packages, therefore a good standard of IT would be desirable and also be able to travel independently within the service area.

Alzheimer's Society is committed to equal opportunities.

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