Work for a world without dementia
Our client is the UK's leading dementia charity. They provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.
Position: Dementia Support Manager
Location: London Borough of Merton
Contract type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 35 per week
Salary £26,390 actual per annum
Closing date: 02 May 2019
Interview date: 13th or 14th May 2019
About the role:
The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day management of the services provided in the London Borough of Merton from the Merton Dementia Hub in addition to managing a team of experienced and highly skilled Dementia Support Workers and Dementia Advisers. The dementia support team provide support 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. You will support the referral pathway into their services and assist people to identify their needs and to access services. It is your responsibility for the recruitment, supervision, appraisal, induction, development and performance management of the Dementia support team and volunteers under your line management.
It will be your responsibility to ensure that accurate and up to date client support plans and client contact records are maintained by your team. You will also seek and record client feedback to understand whether needs are being met, and to plan any necessary adjustments. You will have an exit strategy for people with dementia and their carers, signposting them to other, more appropriate services. You will work as part of a team, providing cover for colleagues at agreed times or in unforeseen circumstances. You will need to be able to support them in their demanding roles, whilst ensuring they offer the highest standards of service. There may occasionally be evening or weekend work.
The successful candidate will have good organising, time management and communication skills. You will have excellent IT skills. You will have experience of managing staff, leading a team and of managing the learning and development of others. Record writing and report writing will also be a helpful skill. It will be useful to have an understanding of dementia and of the needs of people with dementia and their carers.
You will possess an NVQ Level 3 or equivalent; have good organising and time management skills and experience of record keeping and report writing. You will also need able to travel independently within the service area
Our client is committed to equal opportunities.
You may have experience of the following: Support Manager, Support Team Leader, Dementia Support Manager, Support Worker, Senior Support Worker, Social Care, Dementia, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Social Worker, Community Care, Not for Profit, Healthcare Assistant, Care Worker, Vulnerable People, Voluntary Sector, Care Assistant etc.