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Support Group Coordinator

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1 Oct 2021

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This role is part of the Devon and Torbay Dementia Adviser service which receives referrals and general enquiries by phone and email. The service is run by Dementia Connect Local Service Managers, Dementia Advisers, Dementia Support Workers and Peer Support Group Facilitators. Together they provide expert education and support to anyone diagnosed with dementia or affected by dementia, in Devon and Torbay.Support Group Coordinator Responsibilities:Our client is looking for a highly motivated individual with excellent communication and people skills to facilitate their information programmes in a safe and secure environment, offering appropriate support based on client need.Peer Support Group Facilitators are community based, currently facilitating programmes virtually. They are in the process of also returning to face-to-face delivery and will continue to offer both face-to-face and virtual, according to preference.The purpose of the role is to help their service users to maintain their independence, improve their sense of well-being, and put them in more control of their lives.You will be signposting to other appropriate services, so it is essential that any information provided is accurate, accessible and understood by the service user.Support Group Coordinator Requirements:The successful candidate will need to possess NVQ level 3, health and social care or equivalent, and have an understanding of dementia and the needs of those affected by dementia. You will also have good organisational and time management skills with the ability to manage several tasks at once and keep yourself motivated to perform to meet deadlines. You will be a committed team player, but also have the ability to work autonomously. To be successful in this role, you will have excellent communication skills and this role requires regular use of IT packages, therefore a good standard of IT is essential.Their employees work hard every day to make a true 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.About our client:They embrace diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of their people. They are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities they serve and ensuring inclusion in everything they do.Position: Peer Support Group FacilitatorLocation: Community based - Mid and North DevonContract type: PermanentHours: Part Time, 24 hours per weekSalary: £13,963.20 - £14,813.48 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)Closing Date: 16 September 2021Interview Date: Thursday 30th September 2021 (via zoom)You may have experience of the following: Peer Support Group Coordinator, Peer Support Group Facilitator, Charity, Adult Care, Charities, Support Worker, Not For Profit, Social Care, Dementia, Vulnerable People, Community Development, etc.Ref: 102 570
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