Memory Support Worker

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Leeds

Salary: £20,345 actual per annum

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 27 June 2019

Interview Date: Week beginning 8th July

Contact: neil.courtman@alzheimers.org.uk

Memory Support Worker

Reference number:          VAC16280

Area role covers:             Chapeltown, Harehills, Burmantofts and surrounding areas

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

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and numbers are set to rise to over 1 million by 2025.

The Alzheimer’s Society are working in partnership with Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to deliver an innovative service where Memory Support Workers have the rewarding opportunity to provide support and guidance to connect the person with dementia, and their family/carer, to community support; and integrating primary, secondary and community care in a person-centred approach. The team will support the management of dementia in primary care and connect directly to initiatives to reduce admissions and maintain personal well-being & independence for as long as possible.

About you

We are looking for an individual who possesses minimum Level 2 Health and Social Care or relevant qualification with an excellent understanding of dementia and the needs of those affected by it. Your ability to provide person centred assessment of need, along with a clear understanding of the need for client confidentially is essential to providing a valuable and worthwhile service. To be successful in this role you will have excellent non-judgmental communication skills as well as strong organisational and time management skills in order to manage your caseload of clients effectively.

Are you someone who can work well as part of a multi-disciplinary team and are passionate about improving the quality of life for people living with dementia? Then take the first step and apply today.

Alzheimer’s Society is committed to equal opportunities. Job sharing will be considered

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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