Support Worker

Location
Portsmouth
Salary
£12,207 actual per annum
Posted
24 Sep 2018
Closes
03 Oct 2018
Ref
00323363
Contact
Candidate Services
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Support Worker 

Let’s 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: Portsmouth, South East Hampshire 
Contract type: Part time, Permanent 
Hours: 21 per week 
Salary: £12,207 actual per annum 

Closing date: 5pm on Monday 1st October. 
Interview date: Tuesday 9th October (in Portsmouth) 

About the role: 

As a Dementia Support Worker, you will have the rewarding opportunity to provide support and guidance to people with dementia and their carers; helping to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them in more control of their lives. The service is unique to each service user and it is based upon their personal circumstances and support needs. 

You will offer support and guidance to your clients in a variety of ways, whether in the client’s own home, at service offices or at other locations, face to face, by phone, letter or email. You will also assist service users to access other services, providing signposting and referrals. 

Key responsibilities: 

- To manage referrals, assisting clients in assessing their information and support needs. 
- To maintain and manage a caseload of clients who have dementia or are affected by dementia from appropriate geographical locations. Information and support may be by phone, email, letter, or face to face, at the client’s home or other appropriate location. 
- To provide information regarding services and benefits available and, where appropriate, assist clients in accessing them. 
- When appropriate, to signpost clients to a choice of suitable other sources of help. 
- To develop a proactive approach in reaching people with dementia and carers who may not otherwise access our services 

Working days will need to include Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The remaining hours can be discussed at interview. 

About You: 

We are looking for an individual who possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) with an understanding of dementia and the needs of those living with dementia and their carers. Your ability to assess client needs along with the understanding of the need for client confidentially is essential to providing a valuable and worthwhile service. To be successful in this role you will have excellent non-judgmental communication skills as well as strong organisational and time management skills in order to manage your caseload of clients effectively. 

Due to the nature of this role you will be required to travel independently. The office base is Portsmouth and you will work across South East Hampshire, including the Isle of Wight. 

Are you someone who can work well as part of a team and are passionate about improving the quality of life for people living with dementia? Then take the first step and apply today 

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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