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Support Worker

Employer
Alzheimer's Society
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
27 Jun 2021

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Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
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Support WorkerDementia 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.Support Worker Responsibilities:We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our Dementia Support Team predominately covering Tees Valley Hambleton and Richmondshire area. Initially based at home, however, this will alter during 2021 and the post will be community based.The Dementia Support Service provides a highly responsive and individualised information, signposting and referral service to people affected by dementia. As a Dementia Support Worker you will assist people with dementia and their carers in identifying their needs, providing information and guidance to help maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them in more control of their lives. You will be part of a highly motivated and supportive team, sharing responsibility of some admin tasks, including duty telephone coverage.You will build relationships with a range of local contacts. This will include networking with health and care professionals, marketing the Dementia Support Service and providing dementia support within GP practices to help people with a diagnosis get referred to the service as early as possible. You will also develop networks and pathways with partner organisations who work in the field of dementia, ensuring seamless and consistent support and empowering individuals affected by dementia to make informed choices. We provide support face-to-face, by telephone and online.Please note that due to current restrictions in relation to Covid-19 pandemic our Dementia Support Workers are working from home and the support service is restricted to telephone and online.Support Worker Requirements:We are looking for a highly motivated individual, with an understanding of dementia and the needs of people affected by dementia.It is essential you have good communication skills to meet the diverse needs of our community and to represent their needs to statutory and other voluntary agencies. It is desirable that you have had some experience of working with these types of agencies. Your communication skills will also need to include efficient use of IT systems to record data, write reports and communicate by email. You will have an understanding of client confidentiality which includes how this is applied when representing client needs.You will possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) or have demonstrable experience. You will be empathetic and non-judgmental in your approach with a commitment to equal opportunity. This role requires that you are able to travel independently.If this sounds like you and you wish to apply for this role, then we look forward to receiving your application. So, don't delay apply today!About Alzheimer's Society:Alzheimer's Society 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.Position: Dementia Support WorkerLocation: Tees Valley, Hambleton & RichmondshireContract type: PermanentHours: Part time, 21 per weekSalary: £12,217.80 - £12,961.80 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)Closing Date: 24 June 2021Interview Date: TBCYou may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Dementia Adviser, Care Assistant, 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.Ref: 100056
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