Support Worker

Alzheimer’s Society
11 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Support Worker

Unite with us against dementia

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.

Position: Dementia Support Worker
Location: Chelmsford or Dunmow
Contract type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 25 per week
Salary: £14,532 actual per annum

Closing date: 5pm on Friday 18th May
Interview date: TBC

About the role:

This service provides dementia support within the Memory Assessment Service and develop community resilience in Mid Essex to people affected by dementia and also those worried about their memory.

Working across the Memory Assessment service, GP surgeries and community venues, the post holder will raise awareness of dementia to identify the needs of people pre-diagnosis and then provide support for people to obtain a diagnosis and signpost and refer to relevant services.

About you:

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.

Due to the nature of this role you will be required to travel independently. The office base to be agreed and you will work across Mid Essex

You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Social Care, Dementia Support Worker, Social Worker, Community Care, Care Assistant, Support Assistant, Healthcare Assistant, Care Worker, Mental Health, Dementia, etc.

This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications

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