Memory Support Worker
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: Memory Support Worker
Contract type: Full time, Permanent
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: £20,345 actual per annum
Closing Date: 27 June 2019
Interview date: Week beginning 8th July
About the Role:
The Alzheimer’s Society are working in partnership with Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to deliver an innovative service where Memory Support Workers have the rewarding opportunity to provide support and guidance to connect the person with dementia, and their family/carer, to community support; and integrating primary, secondary and community care in a person-centred approach. The team will support the management of dementia in primary care and connect directly to initiatives to reduce admissions and maintain personal well-being & independence for as long as possible.
We are looking for an individual who possesses minimum Level 2 Health and Social Care or relevant qualification with an excellent understanding of dementia and the needs of those affected by it. Your ability to provide person centred assessment of need, along with a clear understanding of the need for client confidentially is essential to providing a valuable and worthwhile service. To be successful in this role you will have excellent non-judgmental communication skills as well as strong organisational and time management skills in order to manage your caseload of clients effectively.
Are you someone who can work well as part of a multi-disciplinary team and are passionate about improving the quality of life for people living with dementia? Then take the first step and apply today.
Alzheimer’s Society is committed to equal opportunities. Job sharing will be considered
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: Memory Adviser, Social Care, Dementia, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Social Worker, Community Care, Not For Profit, Healthcare Assistant, Care Worker, Vulnerable People, Voluntary Sector, Care Assistant, Support Worker, etc.