Support Worker

Support Worker

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.

Support Worker Responsibilities:

As Dementia Support Worker you will champion the needs of people living with dementia and their carers through raising awareness. You will provide longer term 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.

You will assist people with dementia and their carers to identify their needs and support access to services. You will recognise that you can’t do it all yourself and that the support of our partner agencies is also important in effectively meeting the needs of people with dementia and their carers, therefore, signposting and onward referrals to other agencies will be essential in your role.

In order to do this you will need to identify and develop links with these agencies in your area. You will be expected to attend relevant meetings, develop networks and identify and support potential joint working ventures. You should have good IT skills, be able to travel independently and be able to seize opportunities that are presented to you.

Support Worker Requirements:

Are you an enthusiastic, inspiring and resilient individual? Can you hit the ground running? Do you enjoy being part of a team and being part of developing something exciting? If you are highly organised, driven, with great time management and interpersonal skills and able to travel across County Durham then we’d love you to be part of our team!

You will be speaking to people at all levels across your area so great networking and influencing skills are also essential. You must have the ability to manage several tasks at once and keep yourself motivated to perform under pressure.

Of course there is more to it – you will also be committed to putting people affected by dementia at the heart of everything we do and strive to work alongside your colleagues in our dynamic and exciting team to make our service the best it can be.

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.

About Alzheimer’s Society:

Alzheimer’s Society embraces diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of our people. We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do.

Position: Dementia Support Worker

Location: Durham and Chester-le-Street

Contract type: Fixed Term Contract for Maternity Cover (1 year, subject to post holder return)

Hours: Part time, 20 per week

Salary: £11,408 to £11,868.57 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Closing date: 28 May 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, NFP, Not for Profit, Charity etc.