Alzheimer's Society
Bristol
£11,978.40 - £12,462 actual per annum
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.

Support Worker Responsibilities:

At Alzheimer’s Society, we are passionately committed to creating a dementia movement that inspires people to take action and unite against the UK’s biggest killer.

The Dementia Navigator provides a highly responsive, individualised information and signposting service to people with a diagnosis of dementia and their Carers. It can feel daunting, frightening and challenging to receive a diagnosis of dementia, the Alzheimer’s Society provides information, emotional support and guidance to help people plan for their future and come to terms with their feelings and live well.

This service is extended to support immediate carers and families who are referred to the service.

Support Worker Requirements:

We are looking for someone who has an NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) qualification with an understanding of dementia. Your ability to assess a person with dementia 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 a large caseload effectively. Experience of record keeping and report writing is required as well as good IT skills.

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.

Position: Dementia Navigator
Location: Bristol
Contract type: Part time, Permanent
Hours: 21 per week
Salary: £11,978.40 - £12,462 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Closing Date: 04 March 2021
Interview Date: 11 March (via Zoom)

You may have experience of the following: Dementia Navigator, 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: 97192
Posted on: 23 February 2021
Closed date: 05 March 2021
Job ref: 97192
Tags: Support Worker