Support Worker

Posted by Alzheimer's Society

Support Worker

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£14,260 - £14,835 - Depending on skills and experience

Permanent

88985

Job Description

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: Dementia Support Worker
Location: York
Contract type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 25 per week
Salary: £14,260 - £14,835 - Depending on skills and experience

Closing Date: 19 September 2019
Interview date: TBC

About the Role:

Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Support service involves dedicated members of staff giving one to one support, information and guidance to people with dementia or their carers and wider family or friends, to help people understand dementia, cope with day to day living with dementia and prepare for the future.

As a Dementia Support Worker you will have the rewarding opportunity to provide support and guidance to people with dementia and their carers; helping to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them in more control of their lives. The service is unique to each service user as it is based upon their personal circumstances and support needs.

You will offer support and guidance to your clients in a variety of ways, whether in the client’s own home, at service offices or at other locations such as GP surgeries, face to face, by phone, letter or email. You will also assist service users to access other services, providing signposting and referrals, as well as facilitating peer support groups and other group activities.

About You:

We are looking for an individual who possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) with an understanding of dementia and the needs of those living with dementia and their carers. Your ability to assess client needs along with the 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.

Your ability to assess client needs along with the understanding of the need for client confidentially is essential to providing a valuable and worthwhile service.

This role involves regular use of IT packages, therefore a good standard of IT would be desirable.

Are you someone who can work well as part of a team and are passionate about improving the quality of life for people living with dementia? Then take the first step and apply today.

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.

REF: VAC16577

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