Support Manager

Location
Halifax
Salary
£17,706 actual per annum
Posted
21 Jan 2019
Closes
04 Feb 2019
Ref
00325764
Contact
Candidate Services
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Support Manager 

Work for 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 Manager 
Location: Halifax to cover Calderdale with occasional events in Kirklees 
Contract type: Part time, Permanent 
Hours: 28 per week 
Salary: £17,706 actual per annum 

Closing date: 04 February 2019 
Interview date: TBC 

About the role: 

People affected by dementia are at the heart of everything we do – and this is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in ensuring the delivery of the highest quality person-centred services across Calderdale. Responsible for recruitment, development and performance management, you will line manage an established team of skilled Dementia Support Workers and Advisers. The team provides one to one support, information and guidance to everyone affected by dementia including carers, family members and friends, helping people understand dementia, cope with day to day living and prepare for the future. 

With the support of dedicated volunteers, the team also delivers activity groups including a popular weekly dementia cafe and runs information programmes that support carers and those living with dementia. 

You will help to raise public awareness locally about dementia and the way it affects families and individuals. You will also identify areas of need and support the development of the service particularly in relation to work with GP surgeries and BAME communities. Working pro-actively to build a network of professional contacts you will ensure that our services are promoted widely within the community and that referral pathways are effectively established. 

About you: 

Are you self-motivated, enthusiastic and inspiring? To be successful in this role you’ll need excellent communication skills and the ability to work well within a busy service environment as well as being able to travel independently throughout the area. 

You will act as an ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society - understanding our strategy and translating this into the services we deliver - and you will always champion the rights of people affected by dementia and ensure everything we do is of benefit to them and our service is the very best it can be. 

You will have demonstrable experience of leading a team – and you will be comfortable working collaboratively and liaising across departments and with partner organisations. Great networking and influencing skills are essential! Ideally you will possess an in depth understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers and will hold a relevant qualification at NVQ level 3 or above (or equivalent). Experience of working with the voluntary or statutory sector is also desirable. 

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.

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