Alzheimer's Society
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Watford, Hertfordshire
£16290 - £17282 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
Support Worker

This is an extremely rewarding opportunity to provide support and guidance helping people understand dementia, cope with day-to-day living, prepare for the future with access to relevant services.

Support Worker Responsibilities:

We provide expert guidance and support to people diagnosed with dementia and their carers. Our services offers support to individuals and those around them via face to face, virtually or by phone, letter and email. We adopt a person-centred approach, unique to each person, based upon personal circumstances and support needs.

We offer the opportunity to be involved in Dementia Action Week, promoting the Alzheimer’s Society’s campaigns, raising awareness and fundraising. We make strong working relationships with other organisations to ensure that our service users are represented, and their voices and needs are heard. We identify safeguarding concerns and take appropriate action to protect individuals and ensure that service user’s personal data is confidential.

Support Worker Requirements:

We are looking for two, highly motivated individuals who have an understanding of dementia and the needs of people living with dementia and their carers.

To be successful in this role you will:

• Enjoy working independently and as part of a dedicated, supportive team.
• Be empathetic and non-judgemental in your approach with a commitment to inclusion and equality.
• Have excellent organisational skills and be able to manage your own diary and case load.
• Have good communication skills to build relationships with our service users and 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 and feel confident in networking.
• Have good IT skills with an ability to use a range of applications including experience of working with databases and recording accurate client records.
• Have a commitment to your continued personal development and learning.
• It is desirable that you have knowledge and experience of Adult and Children Safeguarding, Information Governance policies and procedures and statutory laws such as the Mental Capacity Act.
• The ability to travel independently across the area is essential as you will be working within the community.

If this sound like you and you wish to apply for this role, then we would love to hear from you!

About Alzheimer’s Society:

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: Community Based – Hertfordshire
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Part Time, 28 hours per week
Salary: £16,290.40 - £17,282.40 - actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Closing date: 17 October 2021
Interview date: TBC

You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Dementia Adviser, Care Assistant, Dementia Advisor, 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: 103 188
Posted on: 28 September 2021
Closed date: 18 October 2021
Job ref: 103188
Tags: Support Worker