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.
Position: Group Coordinator
Contract type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 14 per week
Salary: £7,444 actual per annum
Closing date: 15 August 2019
Interview date: 23 August 2019
About the role:
This is an exciting opportunity for someone to be part of our integrated service as a Group Coordinator. You will need to coordinate, organise and facilitate the successful and safe provision of services delivered in a group setting across Leicester City and Leicestershire County, your main office base will be in Leicester Forest East. Group activities can inform, educate, support and provide structured activities with identified outcomes for attendees in a group setting. As part of this role you will also be required to facilitate our Carers Information Support Programme (CrISP) where carers are able to receive information, share their experiences and find out about local services. As well as CriSP you will also be required to facilitate our Live Well with Dementia Programme (LWWD), this programme is designed specifically to support people living with a diagnosis of dementia to gain an understanding,
knowledge and skills on how to live well.
On occasions you may also be required to work outside of your normal working hours.
You will need to possess NVQ level 2 or equivalent. Excellent communication skills are a must, along with good organisational skills. As this role involves regular use of IT packages, a good standard of IT would be desirable.
You will also need experience in a care or support environment, experience of co-ordinating volunteers and experience of conflict resolution. In addition, an understanding of dementia and of the needs of people living with dementia and their carers is essential. If you have a passion for supporting people affected by dementia and want to be involved, then we would love 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 may have experience of the following: Group Coordinator, Charity, Activity Group Coordinator, Dementia, Support Worker, Voluntary Services, Third Sector, Not for Profit, NFP, Volunteer etc.