Support Worker

Welwyn Garden City
£12,817 actual per annum
12 Nov 2018
12 Dec 2018
Candidate Services
Contract Type
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: Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire 
Contract type: Part time, Permanent (Subject to funding) 
Hours: 21 per week 
Salary: £12,817 actual per annum 

Closing date: midday on Thursday 22nd November 
Interview date: TBC 

About the role: 

Alzheimer’s Society delivers one to one dementia support in Hertfordshire as part of Hertfordshire County Council’s community dementia support services. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the service delivery model for one to one dementia support working as part of the community team. 

You will provide support, information 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. Information and support may be by phone, email, letter, or face to face, at the service user’s home or other appropriate location. 

Travel is required within Herts for this role, therefore applicants should be able to travel independently. 

About you: 

We are looking for individuals educated to NVQ level 3 or equivalent (or demonstrable experience) with the following skills: 

- Good organisation and time management skills 
- Good communication skills 
- An understanding of dementia 
- An understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers 
- Experience of working with statutory and voluntary agencies 
- Knowledge of relevant legislation including the Health & Safety and the Mental Capacity Act 
- Experience of record keeping and report writing 
- An understanding of the need for client confidentiality 

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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