This job has expired

Support Worker

Alzheimer's Society
Closing date
25 Oct 2021

View more

Contract Type
Full Time
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.
Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 5pm on the closing date.

Are you passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of people affected by dementia? Do you want a career where every day is different and full of reward? Could you be a part of supporting and empowering people and their families with expert guidance and advice?

Yes? Well, we would love to hear from you!.

Support Worker Responsibilities:

The Dementia Short-Term Intervention Service (DSTIS) Sheffield, provides a highly responsive and individualised information, signposting and referral service to people affected by dementia who have higher level needs. This specialised service receives referrals from GP's; Adult Social Care and partner providers within the People Keeping Well Partnership in Sheffield. You will;

• You will work with people with dementia and/or their families, carers and friends, providing person-centred, intensive information, guidance and referral support for up to six weeks. Support focus working with each person to increase their confidence and resilience when faced with a problem so that they can remain independent for as long as possible, preventing their needs from escalating to the point that they rely on statutory care 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.
• Be part of a highly motivated and supportive team, working to tight deadlines for initial response and completion of support outcomes
• Build relationships with a range of local contacts, networking with health and care professionals, marketing the Dementia Short-Term Intervention Service and providing dementia support.
• 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.
• Provide support face-to-face, by telephone and online.
• You will be delivering one to one services out in the community (predominantly working from home until Coronavirus restrictions fully lift).

Support Worker Requirements:

We are looking for a highly motivated individual, with an understanding of dementia and the needs of people affected by dementia.

You will;

• Be empathetic and non-judgmental in your approach with a commitment to equal opportunity.
• Be passionate about putting people affected by dementia at the heart of everything you do, to make our service the best it can be.
• It is desirable that you have knowledge and experience of Adult and Children Safeguarding, Information Governance policies and procedures and statutory laws such as the Mental Capacity Act
• Have good communication skills to meet the diverse needs of our community and represent their needs to statutory and other voluntary agencies.
• Have a sound knowledge of IT systems to record data, write reports and communicate by email and great organisational skills to manage your caseload of clients effectively.
• Understand client confidentiality and how this is applied when representing client needs.
• Preferably had some experience of working with a wide variety of relevant agencies.
• Possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) or have demonstrable experience.
• Due to the nature of this role you will be expected to have the ability and means to travel independently around the Sheffield area
• Duties are predominately based in Sheffield but you will be part of a wider area team across South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire and may be required to support remotely at times.
• The role will require and enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Scheme) check.

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 is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

Position: Dementia Support Worker
Location: Community Based
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Part Time, 25 hours per week
Salary: £14,545 - £15,430.71 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Closing date: 29 October 2021
Interview date: TBC - Interviews will be held virtually via Zoom

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.

Ref: (Apply online only)
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert