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Support Worker

  • Location

    Peterborough

  • Sector:

    Health & Social Care

  • Job type:

    Part-time Flexible

  • Salary:

    £15971 - £16616 per annum

  • Job ref:

    93681

  • Published:

    11 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-08-06

  • Startdate:

    2020-07-27

  • 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 we find a cure, Alzheimer's Society will be here for anyone affected by dementia - wherever they are, whatever they're going through. Everything we do is informed and inspired by them.

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

Support Worker Responsibilities:

This is an exciting opportunity to work at the Dementia Resource Centre in Peterborough. We are looking for an individual who has experience in working with people in a social care background and preferably you will have some experience of working with people affected by dementia. You will be able to manage your time effectively and be self – motivated.

We are looking for a well-motivated individual to be part of our Support Services working across Peterborough, providing information and support to people living with dementia and their carers. The purpose of the role is to help our service users to maintain their independence, improve their sense of well-being, and put them in more control of their lives.

The Dementia Support Worker will support people with dementia and their carers to identify their needs and to access services. You will be required to manage referrals and maintain a caseload logging accurate, up to date support plans and contact records for service users..

Support Worker Requirements:

The successful applicant will possess good IT skills, excellent communication skills, an understanding of delivering a service using a person-centred approach and be able to travel independently across the Peterborough area.

You will have experience of face-to-face service delivery, a broad understanding of statutory and voluntary services, ensuring independence, choice and control for all those who access our service.

You will possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) or have demonstrable experience and an understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS.

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.

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.

Position: Dementia Support Worker
Location: Peterborough
Contract type: Part time, permanent
Hours: 28 per week
Salary: £15,971.20 - £16,616 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Closing date: 6th August 2020
Interview date: TBC

You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Dementia Adviser, Care Assistant, Caseworker, Special Needs Assistant, Social Worker, Social Care, Community Care, Helpline Coordinator, Volunteering Officer, Support Worker, Mental Health, Dementia, NFP, Not for Profit, Charity etc.