Alzheimer's Society
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (On-site)
£20,363 rising to £22726 after 9 months. (pro rata)
Job description
Dementia Support Worker

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Community Based
Salary: £20,363 rising to £22726 after 9 months. (pro rata)
Working Hours: 21 per week

Closing Date: 08 February 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed

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 the role

The 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 of some admin tasks, including duty telephone coverage.
- Build relationships with a range of local contacts, networking with health and care professionals, marketing the Dementia Support Service and providing dementia support within GP practices to help people with a diagnosis get referred to the service as early as possible.
- 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.

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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Have the ability and means able to travel independently.
- Please take the time to go through the Job Application Guidance we have provided below so we are able to call you in for a interview!

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.

You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Dementia Adviser, Care Assistant, Dementia Advisor, Caseworker, Special Needs Assistant, Social Worker, Social Care, Community Care, Helpline Coordinator, Volunteering Officer, Support Worker, Mental Health, Dementia, NFP, Not for Profit, Charity, etc.

Ref: 106 557
Posted on: 25 January 2022
Closed date: 08 February 2022 at 00:00
Job ref: 106557
Tags: Support Worker