Dementia Support Worker x2

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Chelmsford

Salary: £11,978.40 - £12,462.00 depending on skills and experience

Working Hours: 21 per week

Closing Date: 15 November 2019

Interview Date: Monday 25th November, or Thursday 28th November

Contact: Louisa Poulter -

Dementia Support Worker x2

Reference: VAC1020 and VAC1021

Area role covers:      Mid Essex

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 17.00 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.

About the role

We are recruiting to our GP project team in Mid Essex. Due to an increase in resources we are recruiting two 21 hours Dementia Support Workers to enable us to support more people affected by dementia.

The project offers support to GP practices and their patients, both before and after a diagnosis of dementia. The role will include running clinics at GP practices which will enable people affected by dementia to receive support and information, including local support groups, Lasting Power of Attorney, and practical advice on living well with dementia.

The successful candidate will also ensure that the information and resources about dementia is the surgeries are up to date and providing any new information needed.

A key part of this role is building and developing relationships with practices, running Dementia Friends and Awareness sessions for staff, enabling and supporting the practices to become recognised as a Dementia Friendly practice by guiding them through the accreditation tools. As part of this role we will support the successful candidate to become a Dementia Friends Champion.

You will need to be flexible in your work to ensure that we can provide support across all the GP surgeries that operate in the area.t is essential that applicants can travel independently within the Mid Essex area.

About you

The Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Support service involves dedicated members of staff giving one to one support, information and guidance to people with dementia or their carers and wider family or friends, to help people understand dementia, cope with day to day living with dementia and prepare for the future.

We are looking for an individual who possesses NVQ level 3 (or equivalent). Your ability to assess client needs along with the understanding of the needs for client confidentiality is essential. You will have excellent non-judgmental communication skills as well as great organisational and time management skills so that you can manage your workload effectively

You will be expected to work across the are so it is essential that you can travel independently.

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

Are you someone who can make things happen? Who knows how to get the best out of people? If this sounds like you we can offer you a stimulating and challenging career as part of our growing services team.

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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