Take on dementia together
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: Bath and North East Somerset
Contract type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: £20,345 actual per annum
Closing date: 25 April 2019
Interview date: TBC (Prospective 2nd May 2019)
About the role:
They are looking for an exceptional individual to join their Dementia Support Team. You will provide support and guidance to people with dementia and their carers across Bath and North East Somerset, helping to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them more in control of their lives. The service is unique to each service user as it is based upon their personal circumstances and support needs.
The support is provided in a range of settings, including the client’s home, the community and in groups. The support will include enabling service users to have a greater understanding of dementia, plan for the future, as well as signposting and providing referrals to other services. You will liaise with relevant statutory and voluntary organisations in the area to ensure service users receive up to date information.
Your role will require you to deliver a carer’s group within the locality and also provide cover for other groups as and when necessary. The role also requires rostered attendance at a memory clinic surgery where you will provide support for people who have received a diagnosis of dementia. As the role covers a large geographical area, the ability to travel independently would be preferable.
They are looking for an exceptional individual to join their dementia support team. You will need to possess an NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) and have a good understanding of dementia and the needs of those living with dementia and their carers. An ability to assess the service users’ needs along with an understanding of the importance of confidentiality and data protection is essential.
To be successful in this role you will have excellent communication skills and an understanding of a person centred approach. You should have relevant experience of record keeping and report writing. The role involves regular use of IT packages; therefore, a good standard of IT would be desirable.
You will be responsible for your own caseload therefore the ability to manage your own time effectively is essential. Your caseload will be varied so They are looking for someone with the right mix of enthusiasm, resilience, professionalism and flexibility who is able and willing to work in a variety of settings.
Experience of working with volunteers is desirable. The post will involve working in people’s homes and in a range of community settings; therefore, a DBS disclosure will be required.
If you have a passion for supporting people affected by dementia, have a positive and pro-active attitude and want to be involved in the shaping and delivery of their service then They would like to hear from you.
Their employees work hard every day to make a true 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 is committed to equal opportunities.
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.