Dementia Support Worker

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Fenland

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

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 12 December 2019

Interview Date: TBC

Contact: Wendy Dunn - Wendy.dunn@alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia Support Worker

Reference number: VAC1008

Office Location:        Fenland office, Wisbech.

Area role covers:      Predominantly covering Fenland but will include areas across Cambridgeshire

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

We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our Dementia Support Worker covering predominately the Fenland area but will include working across Cambridgeshire and on our Single Point of Access telephone support line.

The Dementia Support Worker service provides a highly responsive and individualised information, signposting and referral service to people with a diagnosis of dementia and those that care for them.

As a Dementia Support Worker you will assist people with dementia and their carers in identifying their needs, providing individuals with support and help to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them in more control of their lives.

You will build relationships with a range of local contacts. You will network with health and care professionals, marketing the Dementia Support Service and provide dementia support within GP Practices to help people with a diagnosis get referred to the service as early as possible. You will also develop networks and pathways with partner organisations who work in the field of dementia ensuring seamless and consistent support empowering individuals living with dementia to make informed choices.

About you

The successful applicant will possess excellent communication skills and an understanding of delivering a service using the person centred approach to our clients. 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.

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

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