We are looking for a highly motivated individual with excellent communication and people skills to facilitate our information programmes in a safe and secure environment, offering appropriate support based on client need.
Support Coordinator Responsibilities:
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 we provide expert education and support to anyone diagnosed with dementia or affected by dementia, in Devon and Torbay.
Peer Support Group Facilitators are community based, currently facilitating programmes virtually. We 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 our 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 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.
Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We 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. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society.
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: Peer Support Group Facilitator
Location: Community based - Mid and North Devon
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Part Time, 24 hours per week
Salary: £13,963.20 - £14,813.48 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)
Closing Date: 14 October 2021
Interview Date: Thursday 26 October 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.
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