Dementia Support Worker

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Preston

Salary: £14,260 - £14,835 depending on skills and experience

Working Hours: 25 per week

Closing Date: 12 December 2019

Interview Date: 16 December or 20 December - to be confirmed

Contact: Kathleen Storton – kathleen.storton@alzheimers.org.uk or 01772 788700

Dementia Support Worker

Reference number: VAC1077

Office Location:       Preston

Area role covers:     Central & West Lancashire

Please note the deadline for submitting applications is noon on the closing date.

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 providing information and guidance to people with dementia or their carers and wider family or friends. While also helping people understand dementia, cope with day to day living and preparing for the future.

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 control of their lives. The service is unique to each service user as it is based upon their personal circumstances and support needs.

You will offer support and guidance to your clients in a variety of ways, at service offices or at other locations, face to face, by phone, letter or email. You will also assist service users to access other services, providing signposting and referrals, as well as some cover facilitating support groups and other group activities.

About you

The successful applicant will possess excellent communication skills and an understanding of delivering a service using the person centred approach to the person with dementia. They 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. They will be committed to supporting people with dementia to live better lives.

You will possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) or have demonstrable experience and have an understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers. You will be an empathetic person with excellent communication skills and have the ability to assess and evaluate the needs of service users. A DBS disclosure will be required.

If you have the qualities we’re looking for and are passionate about improving the quality of life for people with dementia, then we want 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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