Herts Mind Network
Watford, Hertfordshire
£22,054 per annum (pro rata)
Contract, Part-time
Job description

Job Title: Hertswise Locality Worker (Watford)
Salary Grade: £22,054 per annum (pro rata)
Responsible to: Locality Team Leader
No. of Hours: 28 hours per week, fixed term contract until end February 2022 with the possibility for extension.
Main Base/s: Watford and surrounding areas, with some travel required countywide

About the Hertswise Project

This role is part of the Hertswise community-based dementia project. Hertswise is an innovative countywide service designed to support people living with dementia, low level memory loss or mild cognitive impairment as well as their loved ones and carers. Our teams aim to ensure that people of all ages, living anywhere in Hertfordshire, are able to easily access information and advice, activities and support regardless of whether they have (or want) a diagnosis. The service is delivered by a partnership of community and voluntary groups, including Age UK Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire Independent Living Service, Herts Mind Network, and Carers in Hertfordshire.

Hertswise can offer group-based activities designed by service users, or 1-1 sessions for those in need of individual support. Information and Advice is available for all aspects of your life, for example; claiming benefits, Lasting Powers of Attorney, community care, health services - and any other queries that you may have.  Hertswise will also provide carers with the opportunity to relax and share their experiences in a friendly, supportive environment among other carers and professionals.

About the role

The role of the Locality Worker is to deliver services including healthy eating sessions, physical activity sessions, digital inclusion sessions and socialisation. Ensuring access for older people, people with young onset dementia and people with learning disabilities who have dementia and mild cognitive impairment including those living in rural areas of the county. Services will be provided at the older person’s home or in a group setting using a variety of different community venues.

The primary aim of this project is to improve mental, physical well-being and socialisation.  This will be achieved through the dissemination of healthy living and healthy eating information and advice and encouragement to participate in activities which promote physical and mental wellbeing and prevent social isolation. It will also be achieved through socialisation and digital inclusion.

You will deliver training and development for professionals and organisations in the awareness of the issues faced by older people, people with young onset dementia and people with learning disabilities  who have mild to moderate dementia and cognitive impairment as well as the needs of carers and their families.

The post holder will be required to work some flexible hours outside of normal 9-5 working hours including on the occasional evening and weekends.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 9th October by 5pm.
Interviews shall take place week commencing Monday 12th October 2020.

If you would like to apply for this position, please click the apply button and attach your CV and a supporting statement as to why you are suitable for the role. Clearly state your address, e-mail address, telephone number and whether you have a driving license and whether you own a vehicle, it will be sent automatically to us.

No agencies please.

Posted on: 18 September 2020
Closed date: 09 October 2020
Job ref: 157033_MD
Tags: Advice, Information, Support Worker