Reference Number: VAC13408
Closing Date: 13 January 2017
Office location: Newcastle
Area role covers North Tyneside
Salary: £13,347.00 per annum (actual)
Hours: 26.00 per week
Contract type: Permanent (subject to ongoing funding)
Interview date: 27 January 2017
Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and numbers are set to rise to over 1 million by 2025.
Leading the fight against dementia takes many forms at Alzheimer’s Society. In addition to funding research and raising public awareness, for example, we run some of the most effective local support services in the country. We offer regular support services in a safe and secure environment.
As the Group Coordinator you will coordinate, organise and facilitate the engaging and safe running of group services aimed to inform, educate, and support those affected by dementia. The type of service delivered in a group setting is varied and may include Dementia Café, Activity Groups and Singing for the Brain.
The sessions should be well designed and allow participants to engage fully to maximise their enjoyment and the beneficial impact; taking account of individual needs of group attendees when designing group sessions and adjusting the programme as necessary. The role will involve effective service user involvement, co-ordination of service related volunteers and liaising with relevant statutory and voluntary organisations in the area.
You will possess an NVQ Level 2 or equivalent as well as having good organisation and facilitation skills combined with excellent communication and listening skills. An understanding of the value of group activities to people living with dementia along with experience in a care or support environment will be essential. We are looking for an individual who has experience in coordinating, organising and facilitating group work, particularly focused on peer support and activity groups for people affected by dementia. It is desirable that you have experience of coordinating volunteers, and liaising with statutory and voluntary agencies.
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.
Alzheimer’s Society is committed to equal opportunities.
IF YOU WISH TO APPLY PLEASE CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON TO VIEW THE APPLICATION PACK ON OUR WEBSITE.
Late applications will not be accepted.
No CV’s or agencies please.