Dementia Support Worker

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Leicester

Salary: ​£19,964 - ​£20,770 (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 35 Per week

Closing Date: 23 January 2020

Interview Date: TBC

Contact: Lisa Goodman - lisa.goodman@alzheimers.org.uk or 0116 2316921

Dementia Support Worker

Reference: VAC1106

Please note the deadline to submit applications for this role is 23:59pm on the closing date. 

Dementia devastates lives. By 2021, 1 million people will be living with the condition. But dementia won't win. Until the day we find a cure, Alzheimer's Society will be here for anyone affected by dementia - wherever they are, whatever they're going through. Everything we do is informed and inspired by them.

We are the UK's leading dementia charity. Every day, we work tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. We provide expert information, training, and support services to all those who need our help. And we are creating a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our integrated dementia support service covering Leicester City, Leicestershire and our hospitals. As a Dementia Support Worker you will provide essential information, support and guidance to people living with dementia, their families and carers, using a variety of methods, either face-to-face, over the phone or via email. You will be working within a small team, covering Leicester City, Leicestershire County and University Hospitals Leicester, but your main office base will be in Leicester Forest East.

About you

Excellent communication skills are a must.  You will also need to possess an NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) and have good IT skills. Your caseload will be varied so we are looking for someone with the right mix of enthusiasm, professionalism and flexibility who is able and willing to work in a variety of settings. You will be responsible for your own caseload, so your ability to manage your own time effectively will be essential.

Leicestershire is a fantastically diverse community and we are constantly reflecting on how we can reach more people affected by dementia who identify as BAME and LGBT+ as well as increase the diversity of our workforce.  Experience of working with BAME and LGBT+ communities, to support us with this work is desirable but not essential.  If you have a passion for supporting people affected by dementia and want to be involved in the shaping and delivery of our service, then we would love 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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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.

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