Support Worker

Location
Mitcham
Salary
£19,514.40 actual per annum
Posted
03 Oct 2018
Closes
19 Oct 2018
Ref
00323586
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: Mitcham, London Borough of Merton 
Contract type: Part time, Permanent 
Hours: 28 per week 
Salary: £19,514.40 actual per annum 

Closing date: 5pm on Thursday 18th October 
Interview date: Thursday 25th October 
About the role: 

The successful candidate will provide support to people with dementia and their carers helping to identify their needs and to access services. You will help people maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, putting them in more control of their lives. 

You will manage referrals and maintain and manage a caseload of clients who are caring for someone with dementia in the London Borough of Wandsworth. Information and support may be by phone, email, letter, or face to face, at the client’s home or other appropriate locations. When appropriate, you will signpost clients to a choice of suitable sources of help and will maintain accurate, up to date client support plans and client contact records. 

The successful candidate will seek and record client feedback to understand whether needs are being met, and to plan any necessary adjustments. You will work as part of a team, providing cover for colleagues at services at agreed times or in unforeseen circumstances, as appropriate which can sometimes mean occasional evening or weekend working. 

It is imperative to comply with the data protection regulations, ensuring that information on clients remains confidential and to work in a manner that facilitates inclusion, particularly of people with dementia. 

About you: 

You will possess an NVQ Level 3 or equivalent; have good organising and time management skills and experience of record keeping and report writing. You will also need to be able to travel independently within the service area. 

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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