Support Worker

Expiring today

Location
Pontypool
Salary
£20,345 actual per annum
Posted
12 Nov 2018
Closes
12 Dec 2018
Ref
00324485
Contact
Candidate Services
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full 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 x2 
Location: Pontypool, Gwent (Covering Blaenau Gwent or Monmouthshire) 
Contract type: Full time, Permanent 
Hours: 35 per week 
Salary: £20,345 actual per annum 

Closing date: 5pm on Thursday 22nd November. 
Interview date: TBC 

About the role: 

We are looking for two exceptional individuals to join our Dementia Support team. 

If applying for Ref VAC15755 you will provide support and guidance to people with dementia and their carers across the Blaenau Gwent/Caerphilly areas, helping to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them more in control of their lives. 

If you are applying for Ref VAC15754 you will provide support and guidance to people with dementia and their carers across Monmouthshire and Torfaen. (Please specify on the application form which role you are applying for through the VAC number) 

The service is unique to each service user as it is based upon their personal circumstances and support needs. 

Within this role it is essential that you build relationships with a wide and diverse range of local contacts including, but not limited to, GPs, mental health services, carers support services and other community based organisations. 

As a Dementia Support Worker, you will coordinate, organise and facilitate the engaging and safe running of our Dementia Cafés aimed to inform, educate, and support those affected by dementia. The role will involve effective service user involvement, co-ordination and role management of service related volunteers. 

About you: 

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) with an understanding of dementia and the needs of those affected by dementia. An ability to assess the service user needs along with an understanding of the importance of confidentiality is essential. 

To be successful in this role, you will have excellent communication skills. As this role requires regular use of IT packages, therefore a good standard of IT would be desirable. 

You will be responsible for your own caseload therefore the ability to manage your own time effectively is essential. Your caseload will be varied so we are looking for someone with the right mix of enthusiasm, professionalism and flexibility who is able and willing to work in a variety of settings. 

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