5 x Dementia Support Worker (Cambridgeshire and Peterborough)

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Community Based

Salary: £20,363 rising to £22,726 after 9 months. (pro rata for part time role)

Working Hours: 21 and 28 per week

Closing Date: 07 February 2022

Interview Date: To be confirmed (interviews will be conducted through Zoom or Teams)

Contact: Wendy Dunn - Wendy.Dunn@alzheimers.org.uk

5 x Dementia Support Worker (Cambridgeshire and Peterborough)

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Are you passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of people affected by dementia?

Do you want a career where every day is different and full of reward?

Could you be a part of supporting and empowering people and their families with expert guidance and advice?

 

Yes? Well, we would love to hear from you!

About the role

The Dementia Support Service provides a highly responsive and individualised information, signposting and referral service to people affected by dementia. You will;

  • Assist people with dementia and their carers in identifying their needs, providing information and guidance to help maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them in more control of their lives.
  • Be part of a highly motivated and supportive team, sharing responsibility of some admin tasks, including duty telephone coverage.
  • Build relationships with a range of local contacts, networking with health and care professionals, marketing the Dementia Support Service and providing dementia support within GP practices to help people with a diagnosis get referred to the service as early as possible.
  • Develop networks and pathways with partner organisations who work in the field of dementia, ensuring seamless and consistent support and empowering individuals affected by dementia to make informed choices.
  • Provide support face-to-face, by telephone and online.

About you

We are looking for a highly motivated individual, with an understanding of dementia and the needs of people affected by dementia. You will;

  • Be empathetic and non-judgmental in your approach with a commitment to equal opportunity.
  • Have good communication skills to meet the diverse needs of our community and represent their needs to statutory and other voluntary agencies.
  • Have a sound knowledge of IT systems to record data, write reports and communicate by email. 
  • Understand client confidentiality and how this is applied when representing client needs.
  • Preferably had some experience of working with a wide variety of relevant agencies. 
  • Possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) or have demonstrable experience.
  • Have the ability and means able to 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. 

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.

Additional Information

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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.

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

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