£20872 - £22143 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Community Based
Salary: £20,872 - £22,143 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)
Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 07 July 2022
Interview Date: TBC (via Zoom/Teams)

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is midnight on the closing date.

They reserve the right to close this vacancy early if they receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Location: This is a community-based role within the North West Sussex area, with availability to work from home

Salary: £20,872 - £22,143 actual per annum, rising to £23,294 after probation & 6 months successful service, actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

About Them:

Who they are

Our client is a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for everyone affected by dementia.

What they want

They will not rest until people with dementia and their carers live more fulfilled and less fearful lives, free from stigma and inequality.

What they do

They support people affected by dementia through some of the hardest and most frightening times, to improve their lives and help to avoid crisis.
No matter whoever you are, whatever you’re going through, you can turn to our client for expert support through practical advice, emotional support, and guidance for the best next step
They join forces with people affected by dementia, leading scientists and policy makers, amplifying voices to push for cutting edge breakthroughs and societal change that’ll improve the lives of people affected by dementia, now and in the future

How they do it

They’re the friendly face of support, the warm voice at the end of the phone and the determined minds who will fight passionately for the cause of everyone affected by dementia

About the role

They have an exciting and rewarding opportunity available for a Dementia Support Worker to join their team within the North West Sussex region.

Their Dementia Support Workers provides high quality tailored information and support to anyone affected by dementia in the way they need it, when they need it:

- A specialist telephone-based information and navigation service
- Community based services offering an increased level of support for more complex cases
- Self-management - their online community (Talking Point) and online service directory are always available 24/7
- Keeping in Touch Calls - a way of keeping in contact with service users as their journey with dementia progresses
- 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.

Additionally, you’ll be required to manage referrals, assisting clients in assessing their information and support needs. You’ll maintain and manage a caseload of clients who have dementia or are affected by dementia from appropriate geographical locations. Information and support may be by phone, email, letter, or face to face, at the client’s home or other appropriate location.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS.

About you

- Working experience of assessing people face to face with an ability to assess their needs.
- Previous working knowledge of making clinical contacts and networking with various services and providers to offer the widest range of opportunities to those they support.
- Deliver advice and guidance with a non-judgmental approach and outstanding communication skills.
- Strong organisational and time management skills to manage your caseload of clients effectively.
- Experience and knowledge of working alongside volunteers and have the understanding to champion the valuable contribution volunteers bring to services.
- Excellent IT skills and be able to travel independently across the required region
- An understanding of dementia and the needs of those living with dementia and their carers would be an advantage but if you have had experience supporting with other challenges this would be taken into consideration.

Person Specification

- You will be approachable and friendly
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
- Excellent IT skills and ability to use Microsoft packages confidently
- Be able to work collaboratively with other team members when required
- Demonstrate passion and eagerness to help make a difference to help support those affected by dementia
- An empathetic and non-judgemental approach with a commitment to equal opportunity

You may have experience of the following: Dementia Adviser, Care Assistant, Caseworker, Special Needs Assistant, Social Worker, Social Care, Community Care, Helpline Coordinator, Volunteering Officer, Support Worker, Mental Health, Dementia, etc.

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Posted on: 21 June 2022
Closed date: 07 July 2022 at 01:00
Job ref: 134039
Tags: Social Work