Dementia Support Worker

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Beaconsfield

Salary: £11,408 - £11,868 - depending on skills and experience

Working Hours: 20 Per week

Closing Date: 27 September 2019

Interview Date: TBC

Contact: nicole.palmer@alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia Support Worker

Reference number:  VAC16582

Office location:     Aylesbury or Beaconsfield

Area role covers:  Buckinghamshire

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. Alzheimer’s Society in Buckinghamshire is commissioned by the Buckinghamshire CCG and Buckinghamshire County Council to deliver a Memory Support Service for people with dementia and their carers.

About the role

We are looking for a well-motivated person with excellent communication and people skills to work as part of the Memory Support Service team delivering memory/dementia support across the county helping to maintain independence, improving sense of well-being, and putting people in more control of their lives. You will be involved in memory screening for people with memory concerns and will work closely with people with dementia and carers managing referrals and maintaining a caseload logging accurate, up to date support plans and records for service users.

About you

You will possess NVQ Level 3 or equivalent. It is desirable that you have experience of working with the statutory or voluntary agencies and have a good understanding of dementia. You will need excellent organisational skills and the ability to work well within a busy service environment.

The ability and willingness to travel independently around the area is essential.

The post will involve working in people’s homes and in a range of community settings; therefore a satisfactory DBS result will be required.

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. 

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