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.
Position: Dementia Adviser
Location: Wellington, Shropshire
Contract type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 17.5 per week
Salary: £9,982 to £10,385 (depending on skills and experience)
Closing date: 29 September 2019
Interview date: 04 October 2019
About the role:
We are seeking a Dementia Adviser to cover the Shropshire area.
As a Dementia Adviser you will provide support, information and guidance to people with dementia, their carers and wider family or friends throughout Telford. We are looking for people who can support creative solutions within this challenging role. The support is provided in a range of settings, including the client’s home, community and in groups. The support will include enabling service users to have a great understanding of dementia, plan for the future, as well as signposting and providing referrals to other services. To ensure service users continue to live as they want to within their community you will also work with local volunteers who are supporting local communities to be ‘dementia friendly’.
As the role covers a large area the ability to travel independently would be preferable.
We are looking for an individual who has gained a NVQ level 3 (or equivalent), with a demonstrable knowledge of dementia and the needs of those living with dementia and their carer’s. You will work with service users to establish their needs and create a support plan. An understanding of data protection and confidentiality is essential.
To be successful in this role you will have excellent communication skills, be able to manage your time and priorities your roles. This role involves regular use of IT packages, therefore a good standard of IT would be desirable.
You will have proven facilitation skills as well as being a good listener. You should have a caring style and an understanding of a person-centred approach. Experience of working with statutory and voluntary agencies would be an advantage. An understanding of relevant legislation such as the mental capacity act is required.
You will be part of a team in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and across a wider Locality making a difference to the lives of people affected by dementia.
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.
We are looking for individuals with a passion for improving children’s outcomes and want to use their skills and expertise or lived experiences to strengthen our Trustee Board.
A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join the Board of Trustees at School-Home Support (SHS) at an exciting time as we continue to grow our reach nationally.
Half-day per month commitment
Our Board of Trustees meets four times a year, usually at the central office in Stratford, London.
We are an innovative charity committed to breaking down the barriers that prevent disadvantaged children from thriving in education, by tackling the underlying issues affecting a child’s learning. We work with families, schools, local services, and corporate partners to break intergenerational cycles of poverty and make a real, positive difference to vulnerable children across the UK.
SHS is looking to welcome new trustees to our talented team and strengthen our innovative organisation at governance level. We are seeking dynamic, engaged individuals who demonstrate leadership abilities but above all are passionate about seeing children reach their full potential. We are ambitious about expanding the national reach of SHS and want new trustees on board who are committed to improving children’s life chances.
We are looking to strengthen the board with a range of skills and experience including:
- Lived experiences – We are looking for candidates who have similar lived experiences to our beneficiaries. They will bring shared experience and empathy to support us to ensure our services offer practical support to those facing similar challenges. They will also support us to improve co-production across everything we do, involving our beneficiaries in the development and implementation of all our services.
- Safeguarding – extensive experience and expertise at a senior and strategic level. We are looking for candidates who would be willing to progress to the role of Safeguarding Lead trustee in due course.
- Financial – extensive experience and expertise (experience in the voluntary sector would be advantageous). We are looking for candidates who would consider progressing to role of Chair of the Finance committee in due course
SHS values equality and diversity. Our staff and the people supported by SHS are from very diverse communities and we want our Board to reflect this. As we expand to new communities across the UK, we are also keen to include regional diversity on the Board.
You can expect a strong induction and there is a buddy system in place for new trustees to support them in their role.
Closing date: 23:59pm Sunday 20 October 2019
Interviews: Tuesday 19 November (at SHS central office in Stratford, London)
TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION:
If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'Apply on Website' button to be directed to the School-Home Support website where you can download the relevant information pack and application form.
No agencies please.
We’re looking for an innovative, passionate and professional individual with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills to join our Stroke Association Service in Newham, as a Support Coordinator.
Position: Stroke Association Support Coordinator
Location: Newham (office based) with regular travel covering the service area
Hours: 18 hours per week
Salary: circa £12,700 per annum (including £900 outer London weighting)
Contract: Permanent (Our services are contracted; we currently have funding for this contract until 31 August 2020).
Benefits: 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (this will increase with service up to 30 days, full time equivalent) cashback and discount scheme, employee assistance programme, learning and development, pension scheme, Life Assurance, season ticket loan, Eye Care vouchers, Long Service Award, Cycle2Work scheme, Tax-free childcare, Health Cash Plan, Working Pattern Agreement, flexible working opportunities available.
Closing Date: 29 September 2019
Interview Date: 7 October 2019
The Stroke Association Support Coordinator will:
- Support stroke survivors and their carers from hospital into the community.
- Provide personalised information, advice and support.
- Provide regular reviews to support people in establishing and achieving their own personal goals.
- Recruit, train and manage a team of volunteers that will support the service.
- Provide prevention awareness sessions.
Applicants are likely to:
- A background in a health or caring profession, ideally with experience of supporting people with disabilities and stroke.
- Excellent IT skills and a strong understanding of how to use data to improve quality.
- A flexible approach to your role is essential.
Much of this role will be spent visiting people in Newham; we offer a ‘Make Your Week Work for You’ and Those We Serve benefit which, in agreement with your line manager offers the flexibility to work from home alongside being based from our Newham office.
Additional service time and expenses will be claimed within the service area where you work.The use of a car with business use cover and the ability to drive is desirable, but not essential to be able to fulfil the requirements of the role.
This is an exciting opportunity to work with stroke survivors and their families to support them following stroke and to raise stroke awareness in the local population. We offer a host of amazing benefits and flexible working options, with opportunities to progress your career.
Stroke Association. Rebuilding lives after stroke.
We believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. And it’s a team effort to get there. We provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives. Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. Help us rebuild them and join our team.
You may also have experience in areas such as Care Coordinator, Stroke Support, Stroke, Care, Service Manager, Support Manager, etc.
Evelyn Oldfield Unit (EOU) is recruiting – Young Migrants Development Co-ordinator
The Evelyn Oldfield Unit is a high profile refugee and migrant-led second-tier organisation at the forefront of developing the capacity of the refugee and migrant sector. The Unit is passionate about the values of gender equality, cultural diversity, community leadership and creating a step change towards more inclusive services for refugee and migrant clients of the refugee, migrant and mainstream voluntary sector.
We are looking for an energetic, dedicated and organised young migrants development officer who is highly passionate in working with young people from different cultural backgrounds to join the small team of the charity.
Salary: £13,000 (including ILW) for 18 hours per week (Fixed Term Contract until 31st December 2021)
Further details can be found in the Job Profile, which can be downloaded here
Closing date for applications: Friday 20 September 2019 at 4PM.
Interviews on Thursday 26 September 2019
Funded by BBC Children in Need
Please note we do not accept CVs
Charity Registration No. 1044681
Driver Technician - Mobility Aids
Location: Based in Telford
Working hours: 35
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: GBP 14,942 per year
Would you like to use your driving and customer skills to make a difference to people's lives?
We have a Driver Technician position available within our Mobility Aids Service (MAS) based in Telford.
Meet the team
The British Red Cross Mobility Aids Service (MAS) offers wheelchairs and other mobility items to any individual on a short-term basis.
Our aim is to ensure that during a period of personal crisis everyone can access an item of equipment they may need, whoever or wherever they are.
You should be
- Computer literate with ability to learn how to operate an online stock management system
- Confident and safe driver with driving experience and knowledge of using a 'Sat Nav'
- Have a good level of general fitness, (you can lift and handle equipment weighing up to 21kg)
Closing date for applications is (23:59) on Wednesday 18th of September 2019, with interview scheduled for week commencing 30th of September 2019
We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:
- 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
- Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
- Up to 6% contributory pension
- Flexible working policy
A little bit more about us
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us.
Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.
At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.
Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to bring your authentic-self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.
In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.
If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.
As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.
If driving is an essential requirement of the role, appropriate driver checks will be completed in line with current policy.
The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).
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