These roles will be part of the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes Area Team. The Dementia Information Service provides a highly responsive and individualised information, signposting, face to face, and referral service to people affected by dementia. Alzheimer’s Society works closely with other organisations to deliver Dementia Support for people with dementia and their carers.
Support Worker Responsibilities:
Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Information Service Milton Keynes 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 well-motivated people with excellent communication and people skills to work as part of the team across Milton Keynes and surrounding area.
As a Dementia Support Worker you will have the rewarding opportunity to provide support and guidance to people with dementia and their carers; 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 locations within the community, face to face, online using teams or zoom, by phone, letter or email. You will assist service users to access other services, providing signposting and referrals, to other group activities in the community. You may also be working with volunteers who are an essential part of our organisation and experience of working with and managing volunteers is a key part of the role.
Support Worker Requirements:
We are looking for individuals 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. Excellent communication skills are a must and have good IT skills being proficient in a range of IT applications such as Microsoft Office and a Client Records System. You will be organised and able to work independently, planning home visits and be able to manage volunteers. Your workload will be varied so we are looking for someone with the right mix of enthusiasm,
professionalism and flexibility who is able and willing to work in a variety of settings. You will be responsible for your own caseload, so your ability to manage your own time effectively will be essential.
Are you someone who can work well as part of a team with a positive approach and are passionate about improving the quality of life for people living with dementia? Then take the first step and apply today.
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: Milton Keynes
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Part Time, 21 hours per week
Salary: £12,217.80 - £12,961.80 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)
Closing date: 30 November 2021
Interview date: TBC (Interviews will be held via 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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