Support Worker

Location
Bristol
Salary
£13,370 actual per annum
Posted
21 Jan 2019
Closes
04 Feb 2019
Ref
00325753
Contact
Candidate Services
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Support Worker 

Create a world without dementia 

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: Bristol to cover South Gloucestershire 
Contract type: Part Time, Permanent 
Hours: 23 per week 
Salary: £13,370 actual per annum 

Closing date: 04 February 2019 
Interview date: 14 February 2019 

About the role: 

We have a vacancy for a Dementia Support Worker to provide a highly responsive, individualised information and signposting service to people with dementia and their families. We are looking for a well-motivated person with excellent communication and people skills to provide support to people with dementia and their carers, helping to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being and putting them more in control of their lives. You will be required to manage referrals and maintain a caseload logging accurate, up to date support plans and records for service users. 

About you: 

You will possess a relevant NVQ Level 3 or have equivalent skills and experience. You will need excellent organisational skills and the ability to work well within a busy service environment. Ideally you will possess an in depth understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers. 

You will be speaking to people at all levels in your local area so great networking and influencing skills are essential. You must also have the ability to manage several tasks at once and keep yourself motivated to perform to meet deadlines. 

This role is within the geographical area of South Gloucestershire. The ability and willingness to travel independently 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 factors 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.

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