Let’s take on dementia together
Position: Dementia Support Worker
Contract type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 25 per week
Salary: £14,532 actual per annum
Closing date: 17 May 2019
Interview date: 29 May 2019
About the role:
Working across GP surgeries, other health provider and community venues, this role will raise awareness of dementia, to identify the needs of people pre-diagnosis and then provide support for people to obtain a diagnosis.
The post holder will work with GP’s, and health providers in the Mid Essex area to raise awareness of dementia, local services and how to become a dementia friendly provider, through Dementia Friends sessions and working through the process of becoming dementia friendly provider.
The role also involves setting up and maintaining existing dementia clinics in local surgeries, to provide direct dementia support to people affected by dementia.
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. This role involves regular use of IT packages, therefore a good standard of IT would be desirable.
Our client's employees work hard every day to make a real 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.