Alzheimer's Society
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£15971 - £16616 per annum
Permanent
Job description
Support Worker

Please note that due to current restrictions in relation to Covid-19 pandemic our dementia support workers are working from home and the support service is restricted to telephone and online.
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.

Support Worker Responsibilities:

We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our Dementia Support Team predominately covering Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire but will include working across the whole of Cambridgeshire from time to time. Initially based at the Stow office, however, this may alter during 2020 and will be discussed at interview.

The Dementia Support Service provides a highly responsive and individualised information, signposting and referral service to people affected by dementia. As a Dementia Support Worker you will assist people with dementia and their carers in identifying their needs, providing information and guidance to help maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them in more control of their lives. You will be part of a highly motivated and supportive team, sharing responsibility of some admin tasks, including duty telephone coverage.

You will build relationships with a range of local contacts. This will include networking with health and care professionals, marketing the Dementia Support Service and providing dementia support within GP practices to help people with a diagnosis get referred to the service as early as possible. You will also develop networks and pathways with partner organisations who work in the field of dementia, ensuring seamless and consistent support and empowering individuals affected by dementia to make informed choices. We provide support face-to-face, by telephone and online.

Support Worker Requirements:

We are looking for a highly motivated individual, with an understanding of dementia and the needs of people affected by dementia.

It is essential you have good communication skills to meet the diverse needs of our community and to represent their needs to statutory and other voluntary agencies. It is desirable that you have had some experience of working with these types of agencies. Your communication skills will also need to include efficient use of IT systems to record data, write reports and communicate by email. You will have an understanding of client confidentiality which includes how this is applied when representing client needs.

You will possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) or have demonstrable experience. You will be empathetic and non-judgmental in your approach with a commitment to equal opportunity. This role requires that you are able to travel independently.

If this sounds like you and you wish to apply for this role, then we look forward to receiving your application. So, don’t delay apply today!

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: Cambridge and Ely
Contract type: Part time, permanent
Hours: 28 per week
Salary: £15,971.20 - £16,616 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Closing date: 6th August 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: 93680
Posted on: 27 July 2020
Closed date: 06 August 2020
Job ref: 93680
Tags: Support Worker