Join our team: we’ll take on dementia together
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: Mexborough, Doncaster
Contract type: Part time, Fixed Term - ending 31 March 2019
Hours: 21 per week
Salary: £12,207 actual per annum
Closing date: noon on Friday 14th September
Interview date: Monday 24th September
About the role:
Are you ready to be part of a developing service for Alzheimer’s Society? Are you passionate about supporting people with dementia to retain or re-engage in hobbies and interests or have the opportunity to take up new activities?
This post is linked to the Doncaster Dementia Family Support Service, and along with the Side by Side service is key to building a supportive community, by offering meaningful connections to local communities.
Using your excellent communication and listening skills to develop and inspire others; as Dementia Support Worker you will provide one-to-one dementia support for people with dementia and their carers by phone and home visit as well as supporting the running of some of the Dementia Cafes and Singing for the Brain.
Come along and join us to play your part in developing and supporting this service to improve the lives of people affected by dementia.
We are looking for a person with good time management and communication skills. It is desirable that you have an understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers. Experience of record keeping and report writing is essential, as is the ability to assess and evaluate client need, and you must be willing to undertake the necessary training to deliver the required support to our service users.. You must have an understanding of the inclusion agenda and its relevance within a diverse society.
You will possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) or demonstrable experience. This role involves regular use of IT packages, therefore a good standard of IT would be desirable. It is also desirable that you have experience of working with people with dementia and carers, and the ability to provide effective support.
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
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.
Alzheimer’s Society is committed to equal opportunities.
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.