Alzheimer's Society
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
£20,363 - £21,603 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)
Permanent
Job description
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:

The Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Support service involves dedicated members of staff giving one to one support, information and guidance to people with dementia or their carers and wider family or friends, to help people understand dementia, cope with day to day living with dementia and prepare for the future.

We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our vibrant, passionate, and friendly support service in Wakefield and Five Towns.

As a BAME Specialist Dementia Support Worker you will have the rewarding opportunity to provide support and guidance to people with dementia and their carers from BAME communities; helping to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them in more control of their lives. The service is unique to each service user as it is based upon their personal circumstances and support needs.

You will offer support and guidance to your clients in a variety of ways, whether in the client's own home, at service offices or at other locations, face to face, by phone, letter or email. You will assist service users to access other services, providing signposting and referrals, as well as facilitating peer support groups and other group activities.

You will also work with BAME communities to encourage communities to become Dementia Friendly and develop a strong voice for people affected by dementia in the communities.

Support Worker Requirements:

We are looking for an individual who possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) with an understanding of dementia and the needs of those living with dementia and their carers. 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. 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 your caseload of clients effectively.

About Alzheimer’s Society:

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. With people affected by dementia among the worst hit by the pandemic, there has never been a more important or exciting time to join us and help to deliver the lasting change which people with dementia desperately need.

Position: Dementia Support Worker (BME specialist)
Location: Community based - Wakefield and Five Towns
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: 31 October 2021
Interview Date: Monday 8th November 2021 – interview via 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.

Ref: 103 781
Posted on: 18 October 2021
Closed date: 31 October 2021
Job ref: 103781
Tags: Support Worker