Dementia Support Worker

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Islington

Salary: £14,636 actual per annum

Working Hours: 21 per week

Closing Date: 25 July 2019

Interview Date: Wednesday 31st July at Durham Road Resource Centre

Contact: linda.matthews@alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia Support Worker

Reference number:               VAC16413

Area role covers:                  Services in the London Borough of Islington

Please note this role will close 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

The Alzheimer’s society Dementia Support service involves dedicated members of staff giving one to one support information and guidance to people with dementia, their Carers, and wider family and friends to help people understand dementia, cope with day to day living with dementia and prepare for the future. Also this role involves organising and facilitating two groups for people affected by dementia in Islington. One Group runs Tuesday mornings (10 -12 pm) and the other every other Saturday afternoon (1.30- 4.30 pm). Additional time is required either side of each group session for setting up and clearing up.

As a 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 more in control of their lives.

You will offer support and guidance to people affected by dementia in a variety of ways, whether at the venue of the groups, in their own homes at service offices or at other locations; face to face, by telephone, letter or email. You will also assist service users to access other services, providing signposting and referrals.

About you

We are looking for an individual who has NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) with an understanding of dementia and the needs of those living with dementia and their Carers.

Your ability to assess service user needs along with the understanding for client confidentiality is essential to providing a worthwhile service. To be successful in this role you will need to share the vision of the Alzheimer’s Society, have strong organisational and time management skills as well as good communication skills and the ability to coordinate and manage volunteers within a local team.

As the groups run on Tuesdays and every other Saturday afternoon we are looking for someone who be available at the times of the groups.

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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