Dementia Support Worker

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: New Forest

Salary: £16,290.40 - £17,282.40 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 28 per week

Closing Date: 21 September 2021

Interview Date: to

Contact: Gary Walker - gary.walker@alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia Support Worker

Reference number: VAC2377

Area role covers: New Forest

Office Location: Due to current restrictions in relation to Covid-19 pandemic our Dementia Navigators are working from home and the support is restricted to telephone and online. The post will become community based as restrictions are lifted.

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 5pm on the closing date.

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. Working with the team in Hampshire and Islands, you will have the rewarding opportunity of providing support to people with dementia and their carers.

About the role

As a New Forest Dementia Support Worker, you will have the rewarding opportunity to provide support and guidance to people with dementia and their carers; helping to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them in more control of their lives. The service is unique to each service user as it is based upon their personal circumstances and support needs.

You will offer support and guidance to your clients in a variety of ways, whether in the client's own home, at other locations, face to face, by phone, letter or email. You will also assist service users to access other services, providing signposting and referrals. The role will also include supporting the running of our Singing for the Brain and activity groups, where you will lead a Team of dedicated volunteers and a Singing leader.

An understanding of dementia along with experience of supporting people is desirable - but not essential, as we are looking for a person who wants to be part of a fantastic team creating a supportive environment to help people affected by dementia.

About you

You will possess an NVQ level 2 or equivalent as well as having good organisation and facilitation skills combined with excellent communication and listening skills.

If you have the qualities we are looking for, and are passionate about improving the quality of life for people with dementia, then we want to hear from you.

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. This means ensuring our recruitment processes are barrier-free and inclusive as possible to everyone. We will make adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application process, please contact us at recruitment@alzheimers.org.uk.

Please note: Some of our roles may require a criminal records check. You can find our policy here.

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