Alzheimer's Society
Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
£11,978.40 to £12,462 depending on skills and experience
Permanent
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: Home Based, South West England
Contract type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 21 per week
Salary: £11,978.40 to £12,462 depending on skills and experience

Closing date: 21 November 2019
Interview date: 28 November 2019

About the role:

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and highly professional individual who would like to be part of Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Support Service in North Somerset. This is a great opportunity to join our team as a Dementia Support Worker.

The service provides personalised support to people diagnosed with dementia and their carers, helping them to maintain their independence, access services, improve their sense of well-being, and have more control of their lives, by assisting with the identification of needs and providing information and access to relevant services. The successful candidate will be expected to have great networking skills and work on promoting the service and build relationships with a range of health and social care professionals. The person will also be visiting clients in their own homes so the ability to travel independently across the area is essential.

About you:

The 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.

We are looking for an individual who possesses NVQ level 3 (or equivalent). Your ability to assess client needs along with the understanding of the needs for client confidentiality is essential. You will have excellent non-judgmental communication skills as well as great organisational and time management skills (as you will be home based) so that you can manage your workload effectively.

Good IT skills and experience working with databases are also essential.

You will be expected to work across the area so it is essential that you can travel independently.

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.
Posted on: 11 November 2019
Closed date: 21 November 2019
Job ref: 90291
Tags: Support Worker