Support Worker

Location
Leicester
Salary
£16,276 actual per annum
Posted
17 Jun 2019
Closes
06 Jul 2019
Ref
00329035
Contact
Candidate Services
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Flexible
Support Worker 

Dementia devastates lives. By 2021, 1 million people will be living with the condition. But dementia won't win. Until the day we find a cure, Alzheimer's Society will be here for anyone affected by dementia - wherever they are, whatever they're going through. Everything we do is informed and inspired by them. 

We are the UK's leading dementia charity. Every day, we work tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. We provide expert information, training, and support services to all those who need our help. And we are creating a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice. 

Position: Dementia Support Worker 
Location: Leicester, Leicestershire 
Contract type: Part Time, Permanent 
Hours: 28 per week 
Salary: £16,276 actual per annum 

Closing date: 06 July 2019 
Interview date: TBC 

About the role: 

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our integrated dementia support service covering Leicester City, Leicestershire and our hospitals. As a Dementia Support Worker, you will provide essential information, support and guidance to people living with dementia, their families and carers, using a variety of methods, either face-to-face, over the phone or via email. You will be working within a small team, covering Leicester City, Leicestershire County and University Hospitals Leicester, but your main office base will be in Leicester Forest East. 

About you: 

Excellent communication skills are a must. You will also need to possess an NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) and have good IT skills. 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. You will be responsible for your own caseload, so your ability to manage your own time effectively will be essential. If you have a passion for supporting people affected by dementia and want to be involved in the shaping and delivery of our service, then we would love to hear from you. 

Our employees work hard every day to make a real 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: Dementia Support Worker, Care Assistant, Caseworker, Special Needs Assistant, Social Worker, Social Care, Community Care, Helpline Coordinator, Volunteering Officer, Support Worker, Dementia Adviser, Mental Health, Dementia, etc.