VAC3227 - Dementia Support Worker (FTC March 2023)

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Location: Manchester - Community based.

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

Working Hours: 21 per week

Closing Date: 07 July 2022

Interview Date: TBC (via Zoom/Teams)

Contact: Hazel Savage - hazel.savage@alzheimers.org.uk or 07518 299 483

VAC3227 - Dementia Support Worker (FTC March 2023)

Location: Community based in Manchester, with the availability to work from home.

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.

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

We are hoping to welcome a passionate and knowledgeable Dementia Support Worker to join our team in North Manchester. This is an amazing opportunity to have a rewarding career providing advice, support and guidance to carers of people living with dementia. 

We strive to help carers to maintain independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting people in more control of their own lives. We promote a person-centred service so that our support is unique to each individual, based upon their own aspirations and needs.

The Alzheimer’s Society Manchester are proud to have a small but passionate team with a welcoming and supportive culture.

  • Offering a vital and compassionate service providing information, signposting and emotional and practical support to carers of people living with dementia
  • Managing referrals and case loads
  • Establishing good working relationships with external organisations

About you

 

We are looking for:

  • Someone who has working experience of assessing people face to face with an ability to assess their needs.
  • Deliver advice and guidance with a non-judgmental approach and outstanding communication skills.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills to manage your caseload of clients effectively.
  • Good IT skills and be able to travel independently across Manchester.  
  • An understanding of dementia and the needs of those living with dementia and their carers would be an advantage

 

Additional Information

Job description

Values & behaviours 

Job application guidance

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.

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