Dementia Support Worker

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Nottingham

Salary: £20,345 actual per annum

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 25 July 2019

Interview Date: 2nd August 2019

Contact: Teresa.allen@alzheimers.org.uk - 0115 9343800

Dementia Support Worker

Reference number: VAC16416

Please note that this role will close at 5pm 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 work in the Nottingham/Nottinghamshire area. We are looking for an individual who has experience in working with people in a social care background and preferably you will have some experience of working with people affected by dementia. You will be able to manage your time effectively and be self – motivated.

We are looking for a well-motivated individual to be part of our Support Services working across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, providing information and support to people living with dementia and their carers. The purpose of the role is to help our service users to maintain their independence, improve their sense of well-being, and put them in more control of their lives.

The Dementia Support Worker will support people with dementia and their carers to identify their needs and to access services. You will be required to manage referrals and maintain a caseload logging accurate, up to date support plans and contact records for service users.

About you

You will possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) or have demonstrable experience and an understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers. The post holder will have a broad understanding of statutory and voluntary service provision and be able to travel the area independently.

The successful applicant will possess good IT skills, excellent communication skills, an understanding of delivering a service using a person-centred approach and be able to travel independently across the Nottingham/Nottinghamshire area.

You will have experience of face-to-face service delivery, a broad understanding of statutory and voluntary services, ensuring independence, choice and control for all those who access our service.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS.

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

Job description

Values & behaviours

Job application guidance

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

 

Apply now