Our clients Dementia Support service involves dedicated members of staff giving one to one support, information and guidance to people with dementia or their carers and wider family or friends, to help people understand dementia, cope with day to day living with dementia and prepare for the future. As part of your role you will also coordinate, organise and facilitate the safe running of group services aimed to inform, educate, and support those affected by dementia.
Support Worker Responsibilities:
The role is Community Based will be delivering one to one and group services out in the community as well as working from home. The provision of dementia support in a group setting as well as one to one is equally important and you will make a significant contribution to the organisation and delivery of group services with your colleagues.
As a Dementia Support Worker you will have the rewarding opportunity to provide support, information 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. The service is unique to each service user as it is based upon their personal circumstances and support needs. You will offer support to your clients in a variety of ways, whether in the client's own home, or at other locations in the community, face to face, by phone, letter or email. You will also assist service users to access other services, providing signposting and referrals.
This role will require you to build relationships with a range of local contacts. You will network with health and care professionals, marketing our clients services to help people with a diagnosis to get referred to the service as early as possible. As well as developing networks with partner organisations to promote the aim of empowering individuals living with dementia to make informed choices.
Support Worker Requirements:
Are you an enthusiastic, inspiring and resilient individual? Can you hit the ground running? If you are highly organised, with great time management and interpersonal skills then they’d love you to be part of their team! They are looking for an individual qualified to 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 skills in order to manage your caseload of clients effectively. Good organisation and facilitation skills, excellent communication and listening skills and an understanding of the value of group activities for people living with dementia will be essential. They are looking for an individual who has experience or understanding of coordinating, organising and facilitating group work. It is desirable that you have experience of or can demonstrate an understanding of what is needed to coordinate volunteers as the role management of volunteers is part of the role. You will also be committed to putting people affected by dementia at the heart of everything we do, to make the service our best it can be. You will be speaking to people at all levels across the area so great networking and influencing skills are essential. You should have good IT skills and the ability to embrace occasional changes in IT tools, be able to travel independently and be able to seize opportunities that are presented to you.
Your personal statement in your application will help them understand how your skills and experience make you perfect for the role and it is the key piece of information they use to shortlist, if you feel that you demonstrate the qualities outlined then please let them know how you it in your personal statement.
About Our Client:
Our client is a dementia charity in the UK. They provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.
Position: Dementia Support Worker
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Part Time, 28 hours per week
Salary: £16,290.40 - £17,282.40 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)
Closing date: 03 October 2021
Interview date: TBC Via Teams
You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Dementia Adviser, Care Assistant, Dementia Advisor, 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.
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