Alzheimer's Society
Belfast
£20363 - £22603 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
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:

Our Dementia Support Workers provide information, support and signposting to services for people with dementia and carers through information visits, support groups, information programmes and awareness raising activity. The successful candidate will be responsible for the successful delivery of the service in the Belfast Health and Social Care area. The successful candidate will also be required to provide support as required with other services throughout Northern Ireland.

Support Worker Requirements:

We are looking for an individual with a strong understanding of dementia as well good organisational and time management skills.

Your ability to assess client needs along with the understanding of the need for client confidentially is essential to providing a valuable and worthwhile service. You will have strong skills written and verbal communication and, with the ability to engage with internal and external stakeholders and representing the needs of the organisation and clients.

Working across health and social care with a range of professionals to develop the service in accordance with the needs of the people we support, you will need a good understanding of dementia and proven ability to work in collaboration with external partners.

Excellent organisational and record keeping skills are essential, and experience of working with statutory and voluntary agencies will be of huge benefit.

As the Dementia Support Service reflects the needs of the people we support, you will be required to work some evenings and weekends. Come along and join us to play your part in developing and supporting this service to improve the lives of people affected by dementia.

About Alzheimer’s Society:

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: Community Based - Belfast
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time, 35 hours per week
Salary: £20,363 - £21,603 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Closing date: 04 November 2021
Interview date: TBC (Interviews will be conducted through Teams or Zoom)

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.

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Posted on: 12 October 2021
Closing date: 04 November 2021
Job ref: 103581
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