Support Worker

Location
Darlington
Salary
£16,276 actual per annum
Posted
17 Sep 2018
Closes
27 Sep 2018
Ref
00323194
Contact
Candidate Services
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Part Time
Support Worker 

Unite with us against 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: Darlington & Tees Valley 
Contract type: Part time, Fixed Term - 6 months (maternity cover) 
Hours: 28 per week 
Salary: £16,276 actual per annum 

Closing date: 5pm on Thursday 27th September 
Interview date: Friday 5th October 

About the role: 

As a Dementia Support Worker you will champion the needs of people with dementia and their carers through raising awareness. You will be responsible for the planning and delivery of group based activities in the area along with role managing the volunteers that support these groups. You will also be responsible for maintaining a case load of 1:1 ongoing support to people with dementia and their carers. 

You will recognise that you can’t do it all yourself and that the support of our partner agencies is also important in effectively meeting the needs of people with dementia and their carers therefore you will also work with our partners in other agencies where required. 

You will be expected to attend relevant meetings and develop networks and identify and support potential joint working ventures. This role involves regular use of IT packages, therefore a good standard of IT would be desirable. 

About you: 

Are you an enthusiastic, inspiring and resilient individual? Can you hit the ground running? Do you enjoy being part of a team and being part of developing something exciting? Do you equally relish in the challenge of working under your own motivation? If you are highly organised, with great time management and interpersonal skills and are you able to travel across Darlington then we’d love you to be part of our team! 

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

Of course there is more to it - you will also be committed to putting people affected by dementia at the heart of everything we do and strive to work alongside your colleagues in our dynamic and exciting team to make our service the best it can be. 

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.