Support Worker

Location
Wisbech
Salary
£12,207 actual per annum
Posted
24 Sep 2018
Closes
03 Oct 2018
Ref
00323372
Contact
Candidate Services
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Support Worker 

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: Wisbech, Cambridgeshire 
Contract type: Part time, Permanent 
Hours: 21 per week 
Salary: £12,207 actual per annum 

Closing date: 5pm on Monday 1st October. 
Interview date: TBC 

About the role: 

This is an exciting opportunity working within our team as a Dementia Support Worker. You will have the rewarding opportunity to provide information and guidance to people living with dementia and their carers primarily in the Fenland and Huntingdonshire Area. Your role will help to maintain their independence, improve their sense of well-being, and empower them in their daily lives. 

You will offer support and guidance in a variety of ways: face to face, by phone, letter or email. Part of this role also involves working on the Cambridgeshire Single Point of Access speaking to members of the public, Health and Social Care Staff and other Professionals taking referrals and providing information. 

Travel is required throughout Cambridgeshire for this role; therefore, applicants should be able to travel independently. 

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 relish in the challenge of working under your own motivation? 

If you are highly organised with great time management and interpersonal skills and are able to travel across Cambridgeshire then we would 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 have the ability to manage several tasks at once and keep yourself motivated to perform under pressure. 

This role involves regular use of IT packages therefore a good standard of IT would be desirable. 

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.

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