VAC3261 - Dementia Support Worker (Harrogate, Ripon & Craven) - Part time

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Ripon and Harrogate

Salary: £20,872 - £22,143 pro rata per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 25 Per Week

Closing Date: 15 July 2022

Interview Date: TBC (via Zoom/Teams)

Contact: Gillian Cree - gillian.cree@alzheimers.org.uk

VAC3261 - Dementia Support Worker (Harrogate, Ripon & Craven) - Part time

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 5pm on the closing date

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Location: Community based in Harrogate, Ripon & Craven, with availability to work from home

Hours: 25 per week 

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 Us:

Who we are

  • The Alzheimer’s Society are a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for everyone affected by dementia.
    What we want
  • We will not rest until people with dementia and their carers live more fulfilled and less fearful lives, free from stigma and inequality.

What we do

  • We support people affected by dementia through some of the hardest and most frightening times, to improve their lives and help to avoid crisis.
  • No matter whoever you are, whatever you’re going through, you can turn to Alzheimer’s Society/us for expert support through practical advice, emotional support, and guidance for the best next step
  • We join forces with people affected by dementia, leading scientists and policy makers, amplifying voices to push for cutting edge breakthroughs and societal change that’ll improve the lives of people affected by dementia, now and in the future

How we do it

  • We’re the friendly face of support, the warm voice at the end of the phone and the determined minds who will fight passionately for the cause of everyone affected by dementia

About the role

This is an exciting and dynamic role with support for people affected by dementia at the heart. Harrogate Ripon & Craven 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 for some Group Activities and coordinating volunteers.
  • Build relationships with a range of local contacts, networking with health and care professionals, marketing the Harrogate Ripon & Craven Support Service and providing dementia support.
  • 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.
  • You will be delivering one to one and group services out in the community

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.
  • Be passionate about putting people affected by dementia at the heart of everything you do, to make our service the best it can be.
  • It is desirable that you have knowledge and experience of Adult and Children Safeguarding, Information Governance policies and procedures and statutory laws such as the Mental Capacity Act
  • 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 and great organisational skills to manage your caseload of clients effectively.
  • 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.
  • Due to the nature of this role you will be expected to have the ability and means to travel independently around the Harrogate Ripon & Craven area
  • Duties are predominately based in Harrogate Ripon & Craven but you will be part of a wider area team and may be required to support remotely at times.  
  • The role will require an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Scheme) check

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

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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 £26 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. This means ensuring our recruitment processes are barrier-free and inclusive as possible to everyone. We will make adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application process, please contact us at recruitment@alzheimers.org.uk.

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

Recruitment agencies – please note we are not accepting any speculative CVs and communications from external recruiters. For more information, please contact the Recruitment Team: recruitment@alzheimers.org.uk

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