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.
Dementia devastates lives. By 2021, 1 million people will be living with the condition. But dementia won't win. Until the day we find a cure, Alzheimer's Society will be here for anyone affected by dementia - wherever they are, whatever they're going through. Everything we do is informed and inspired by them.
We are the UK's leading dementia charity. Every day, we work tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. We provide expert information, training, and support services to all those who need our help. And we are creating a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice.
Position: Dementia Support Worker
Location: Mexborough (commutable from Sheffield, Huddersfield, Wakefield and surrounding areas)
Contract type: Part time, Permanent
Hours: 21 per week
Salary: £12,207 actual per annum
Closing date: 31 May 2019
Interview date: 19 June 2019
About the role:
Are you ready to be part of a developing service for Alzheimer’s Society? Are you passionate about supporting people with dementia to retain or re-engage in hobbies and interests or have the opportunity to take up new activities?
This post is linked to the Doncaster Dementia Family Support Service, and along with the Side by Side service is key to building a supportive community, by offering meaningful connections to local communities.
Using your excellent communication and listening skills to develop and inspire others; as Dementia Support Worker you will provide one-to-one dementia support for people with dementia and their carers by phone and home visit as well as supporting the running of some of the Dementia Cafes and Singing for the Brain.
Within this role it is essential that you build relationships with a wide and diverse range of local contacts including, but not limited to, memory assessment services, GPs, mental health services, carers support services and other community based organisations.
It is desirable that you have experience of coordinating and role managing volunteers, and liaising with statutory and voluntary agencies. Because the role covers the large borough of Doncaster and some areas are not covered by public transport, a driving license and car are essential to fulfill the role.
Come along and join us to play your part in developing and supporting this service to improve the lives of people affected by dementia.
We are looking for a person with good time management and communication skills. It is desirable that you have an understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers. Experience of record keeping and report writing is essential, as is the ability to assess and evaluate client need, and you must be willing to undertake the necessary training to deliver the required support to our service users. You must have an understanding of the inclusion agenda and its relevance within a diverse society.
You will possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) or demonstrable experience, have experience of IT systems and computer records system and it is desirable that you have experience of working with people with dementia and carers, and the ability to provide effective support.
You will be responsible for your own caseload therefore the ability to manage your own time effectively is essential. Your caseload will be varied so we are looking for someone with the right mix of enthusiasm, professionalism and flexibility who is able and willing to work in a variety of settings.
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.
Alzheimer’s Society embraces diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of our people. We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do.
You may have experience of the following: Dementia Support Worker, Care Assistant, Caseworker, Special Needs Assistant, Social Worker, Social Care, Community Care, Helpline Coordinator, Volunteering Officer, Support Worker, Dementia Adviser, Mental Health, Dementia etc.