Dementia devastates lives. By 2021, 1 million people will be living with the condition. But dementia won't win. Until the day they find a cure, our client will be here for anyone affected by dementia - wherever they are, whatever they're going through. Everything they do is informed and inspired by them.
They are the UK's leading dementia charity. Every day, they work tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. They provide expert information, training, and support services to all those who need their 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
Contract type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 28 per week
Salary: £15,971.20 to £16,616, depending on skills and experience
Closing date: 22 August 2019
Interview date: TBC
About the role:
Working within their team as a Dementia Support Worker, you will have the rewarding opportunity to provide information and guidance to people living with dementia and their carers; your role will help to maintain their independence, improve their sense of well-being, and empower them in their daily lives.
You will offer support and guidance in a variety of ways: face to face, by phone, letter or email. A primary part of the role will be signposting to external support organisations/agencies, liaising with health & social care professionals and other third sector organisations. You will also be expected to attend networking events, to raise the awareness and promote our clients services.
They are looking for an individual who possesses NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) with an understanding and knowledge of dementia and the needs of those living with dementia and their carers. An ability to assess service user needs along with an understanding of the importance of confidentially is essential. Previous experience of working with people affected by dementia is desirable for this role.
To be successful in this role you will have excellent non-judgmental communication & listening skills as well as strong organisational and time management skills. You will have experience of working within the statutory and/or voluntary sector and be comfortable promoting the service and representing our client at key events and meetings.
This role requires regular use of IT packages; therefore, a good standard of IT is essential.
Due to the nature of this role you will be required to travel independently across the whole of Wrexham.
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.