£12,207 actual per annum
3 months ago
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 Worker
Location: Truro, Cornwall
Contract type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 21 per week
Salary: £12,207 actual per annum
Closing date: 11 July 2019
Interview date: Thursday 18th July
About the role:
Our client has a vacancy for a Dementia Support Worker to join the Cornwall Dementia Support Team in providing a highly responsive, individualised information and signposting service to people with dementia and their families. They are looking for a well-motivated person with excellent communication and people skills to provide support to people affected by dementia, helping to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being and putting them in more control of their lives. The successful candidate will work with the Services Manager to manage service and information provisions, attend various stakeholder meetings, facilitate a weekly Singing for the Brain Group and support and manage volunteers.
They are looking for an individual who has an understanding of dementia, who can empathise and enable people affected by this condition to live well. You will manage and support a group of volunteers to co-deliver a weekly Singing for the Brain group in Truro. You will also support the Services Manager in various information and user involvement activities. You will have a broad understanding of the statutory and voluntary sectors and be able to travel around the County independently.
To be successful in this role you will have excellent communication skills and an understanding of a person-centred approach. You will have the ability to assess client needs along with an understanding of the importance of confidentiality and data protection. You should have relevant experience of record keeping and report writing. The role involves regular use of IT packages; therefore, good standard of IT would be desirable.
Their employees work hard every day to make a real difference in people's lives. They 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. They also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with them.
Our client embraces diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of their people. They are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities they serve and ensuring inclusion in everything they do.
You may have experience of the following: Dementia Support Worker, Care Assistant, Caseworker, Special Needs Assistant, Social Worker, Social Care, Community Care, Helpline Coordinator, Volunteering Officer, Support Worker, Dementia Adviser, Mental Health, Dementia etc.