We are the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.
Position: Dementia Support Worker
Location: Truro, East of Cornwall
Contract type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 17.5 per week
Salary: £10,173 actual per annum
Closing date: 09 May 2019
Interview date: 16 May 2019
About the role:
We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our small Dementia Support Team. You will provide support and guidance to people with dementia and their carers across the East of Cornwall, helping them 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 and within the community. 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 work closely with the Community Mental Health Team in Liskeard and liaise with relevant statutory and voluntary organisations in the area to ensure service users receive up to date information.
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 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 we 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.
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 us.
The organisation 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.
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.