Support Coordinator (Dementia Charity)

£15,952 actual per annum
28 Nov 2018
11 Dec 2018
Candidate Services
Contract Type
Part Time
Support Coordinator (Dementia Charity) 

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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 Cafe Coordinator 
Location: Birmingham and Solihull (Olton Wharf), West Midlands 
Contract type: Part Time, Permanent 
Hours: 30 per week 
Salary: £15,952 actual per annum 

Closing date: 11 December 2018 
Interview date: TBC 

About the role: 

Leading the fight against dementia takes many forms at Alzheimer’s Society. In addition to funding research and raising public awareness, for example, we run some of the most effective local support services in the country. We offer regular support services in a safe and secure environment. 

The Café coordinator role is responsible for the successful running of Dementia Cafés, Singing for the Brain Groups and Activity Groups in the Birmingham and Solihull area, providing information and peer support in an informal setting for people with dementia and their carers. 

As the Cafe Coordinator you will coordinate, organise and facilitate the engaging and safe running of group services aimed to inform, educate, and support those affected by dementia. The type of service delivered in a group setting is varied. 

The sessions should be well designed and allow participants to engage fully to maximise their enjoyment and the beneficial impact; taking account of individual needs of group attendees when designing group sessions and adjusting the programme as necessary. The role will involve effective service user involvement, co-ordination of service related volunteers and liaising with relevant statutory and voluntary organisations in the area. 

About you: 

You will possess an NVQ Level 2 or equivalent as well as having good organisation and facilitation skills combined with excellent communication and listening skills. An understanding of the value of group activities to people living with dementia along with experience in a care or support environment will be essential. We are looking for an individual who has experience in coordinating, organising and facilitating group work, particularly focused on peer support and activity groups for people affected by dementia. It is desirable that you have experience of coordinating volunteers, and liaising with statutory and voluntary agencies. Because the role involves presenting groups within the Birmingham conurbation, a driving licence and car are essential. 

If you have the qualities we’re looking for, and are passionate about improving the quality of life for people with dementia, then we want to hear from you. 

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: Service Coordinator, Support Coordinator, Charity, Charities, Social Care, Third Sector, Support Worker, Group Facilitator, Activities Coordinator, Programme Coordinator, Adult Care, Dementia, Community Development, NFP, Not for Profit, etc.

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