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Support Worker

Support Worker

Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Support service involves dedicated members of staff giving one to one support, information and guidance to people with dementia or their carers and wider family or friends, to help people understand dementia, cope with day to day living with dementia and prepare for the future.

As a Dementia Support Worker 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.

Support Worker Responsibilities:

You will offer support and guidance to your clients in a variety of ways, whether in the client's own home, at service offices or at other locations such as GP surgeries, face to face, by phone, letter or email. You will also assist service users to access other services, providing signposting and referrals, as well as facilitating peer support groups and other group activities.

Support Worker Requirements:

We are looking for an individual who possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) with an understanding of dementia and the needs of those living with dementia and their carers. Your ability to assess client needs along with the understanding of the need for client confidentially is essential to providing a valuable and worthwhile service. To be successful in this role you will have excellent non-judgmental communication skills as well as strong organisational and time management skills in order to manage your caseload of clients effectively.

Your ability to assess client needs along with the understanding of the need for client confidentially is essential to providing a valuable and worthwhile service.

Good IT skills and experience working with databases is also essential.

Are you someone who can work well as part of a team and are passionate about improving the quality of life for people living with dementia? Then take the first step and apply today.

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We 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. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society. Your ability to travel independently around the county is a requirement as you will be covering services in York and Selby.

About Alzheimer’s Society:

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.

Location: Home Worker - England and Wales

Job type: Part Time, Permanent, 17.5 Per week

Salary: £9,982 - £10,385 actual per annum (Depending on skills and experience)

Closing date: 26 March 2020
Interview date: TBC

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.