Dementia Support Manager

Recruiter
EasyWeb Group
Location
Hammersmith
Salary
£15,834 actual per annum
Posted
23 Apr 2019
Closes
02 May 2019
Ref
00327754
Contact
Candidate Services
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Flexible
Dementia Support Manager 

Our client is the UK's leading dementia charity. They provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia. 

Position: Dementia Support Manager 
Location: Hammersmith & Fulham 
Contract type: Part Time, Permanent 
Hours: 21 per week 
Salary £15,834 actual per annum 

Closing date: 2 May 2019 
Interview date: Week commencing 13 May 2019 

About the role: 

Our clients Dementia Support service involves dedicated members of staff giving one to one support, information and guidance to people with dementia or their carers and wider family or friends, to help people understand dementia, cope with day to day living with dementia and prepare for the future. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day management of the services provided in Richmond and manage a team of experienced and highly skilled Dementia Support Workers and Dementia Advisers, who provide support 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. You will support the referral pathway into our services and assist people to identify their needs and to access services. It is your responsibility for the recruitment, supervision, appraisal, induction, development and performance management of the Dementia support team and volunteers under your line management. 

It will be your responsibility to triage new referrals into the office and to ensure that accurate and up to date client support plans and client contact records are maintained and to seek and record client feedback to understand whether needs are being met, and to plan any necessary adjustments. You will have an exit strategy for people with dementia and their carers, signposting them to other, more appropriate services. You will work as part of a team, providing cover for colleagues at agreed times or in unforeseen circumstances, as appropriate. You will need to be able to support them in their demanding roles, whilst ensuring we offer the highest standards of service. 

The role will also require some administrative responsibilities to enable the successful running of the services within the local office and responsibility for administering the service. Administrative support will also include appropriate health and safety and other risk assessments are undertaken at venues where services, meetings and events are held. 

About you: 

They are looking for a motivated individual who is passionate about providing high quality services to meet the needs of people with dementia and their carer. To be successful in this role you will have: 

-A relevant NVQ Level 4 or equivalent skills and experience. 
-Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate and build strong relationships across a spectrum of statutory and voluntary organisations, communities and individuals 
-Excellent organisation and time management skills, prioritising and adhering to targets set and finding solutions to problems 
-Ability to work well within a busy service environment 
-An understanding of dementia and the needs of people with dementia and their carers 
-Management experience and experience of leading a team 
-Experience of working with statutory and voluntary agencies 
-Experience of record keeping and report writing 
-Local area knowledge 
-The ability to work independently and part of a team 
-Able and willing to travel independently 

To apply for this role, you will be asked to submit a supporting statement expressing your interest and why you think you would be the right person for the opportunity. In it, you should include: 

-Your experience of managing staff and/or volunteers. 
-How you will manage the competing demands of the above priorities. 
-Examples of where you have built positive working relationships with individuals and other organisations. 
-Examples of how you have worked flexibly to support others in providing a high quality service delivery to people affected by dementia. 

Their employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. They 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. They also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with them. 

Our client is committed to equal opportunities. 

You may have experience of the following: Support Manager, Support Team Leader, Dementia Support Manager, Support Worker, Senior Support Worker, Social Care, Dementia, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Social Worker, Community Care, Not for Profit, Healthcare Assistant, Care Worker, Vulnerable People, Voluntary Sector, Care Assistant etc.

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