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Support Worker

  • Location

    Dudley

  • Sector:

    Charity & Not For Profit

  • Job type:

    Full-time Flexible

  • Salary:

    £20,345 actual per annum

  • Job ref:

    87426

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    n/a

  • Expiry date:

    2019-07-11

  • Startdate:

    2019-07-01

  • Client:

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Support Worker 

Dementia devastates lives. By 2021, 1 million people will be living with the condition. But dementia won't win. Until the day they find a cure, our client will be here for anyone affected by dementia - wherever they are, whatever they're going through. Everything they do is informed and inspired by them. 

They are the UK's leading dementia charity. Every day, they work tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. They provide expert information, training, and support services to all those who need their help. And they are creating a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice. 

Position: Dementia Support Worker 
Location: Dudley and surrounding areas 
Contract type: Full Time, Permanent 
Hours: 28 per week 
Salary: £20,345 actual per annum 

Closing date: 11 July 2019 
Interview date: Thursday 18th July 

About the role: 

They are looking for two empathetic and hardworking individuals to join their team in Dudley and surrounding areas. The successful candidates will be working with a variety of professionals across health and social care to provide those affected by dementia the best service possible. 

As a Dementia Support Worker you will support people with dementia and their carer’s in identifying their needs, maintaining their independence and empowering them to take make decisions enabling them to remain in control of their lives. You will be required to provide relevant information in a variety of formats to meet the service users’ needs as well as signposting and/or referring them to appropriate services. You will be part of a team covering Dudley and the surrounding areas. 

About you: 

It is not essential, but previous experience of working with people affected by Dementia is desirable. You will also need to have experience of working within health and social care. 

They are looking for individuals who possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent), with a demonstrable knowledge of dementia and the needs of those living with dementia and their carer’s. Your ability to assess client needs along with the understanding of the need for client confidentiality is essential. 

To be successful in this role you will have excellent non-judgmental communication and listening skills as well as strong organisational and time management skills in order to manage your referrals effectively. 

Experience of working with statutory and voluntary agencies would be beneficial. Add to that your ability to travel independently and work flexibly when necessary and you will quickly establish yourself as a vital member of their team. 

This role involves regular use of IT packages, therefore a 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.