Alzheimer's Society
Coventry, West-Midlands
£19964 - £20770 per annum
Job description
Support Worker

Candidates are advised that internal applicants subject to potential redeployment may take precedence.

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.

Please note during the current COVID19 situation all services are being delivered remotely by telephone or video conferencing. Also, candidates are advised that internal applicants subject to potential redeployment may take precedence.

Support Worker Responsibilities:

We are looking for an empathetic and hardworking individual to join our team in Warwickshire. The successful candidates will be working with a variety of professionals across health and social care to provide those affected by dementia the best service possible.

As a Dementia Support Worker, you will support people with dementia and their carer’s in identifying their needs, maintaining their independence and empowering them to take make decisions enabling them to remain in control of their lives. You will be required to provide relevant information in a variety of formats to meet the service users’ needs as well as signposting and/or referring them to appropriate services. You will be part of a team covering all of Warwickshire.

Support Worker Requirements:

It is not essential, but previous experience of working with people affected by Dementia is desirable. You will also need to have experience of working within health and social care.

We are looking for individuals who possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent), with a demonstrable knowledge of dementia and the needs of those living with dementia and their carer’s. Your ability to assess client needs along with the understanding of the need for client confidentiality is essential.

To be successful in this role you will have excellent non-judgmental communication and listening skills as well as strong organisational and time management skills in order to manage your referrals effectively.

Experience of working with statutory and voluntary agencies would be beneficial. Add to that your ability to travel independently and work flexibly when necessary and you will quickly establish yourself as a vital member of our team.

Your IT skills will also need to be of a high calibre, as we keep comprehensive computerised data records of our service users.

About 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.

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.

Position: Dementia Support Worker
Location: Coventry
Contract type: Fixed term, Temporary Maternity Leave Cover – 9 months
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: £19,964 - £20,770 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Closing date: 16 July 2020
Interview date: TBC

You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Dementia Adviser, Care Assistant, Caseworker, Special Needs Assistant, Social Worker, Social Care, Community Care, Helpline Coordinator, Volunteering Officer, Support Worker, Mental Health, Dementia, NFP, Not for Profit, Charity etc.

Ref: 93495
Posted on: 07 July 2020
Closed date: 16 July 2020
Job ref: 93495
Tags: Support Worker