Dementia Support Manager
Dementia Support Manager
Unite with us against dementia
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 Manager
Location: Welwyn Garden City (role covers East & North Hertfordshire)
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: 28 per week
Salary: £18,262.40 per annum (actual)
Closing date: 17 August 2017
Interview date: 29 August 2017
About the role:
Alzheimer’s Society delivers one to one dementia support in Hertfordshire as part of Hertfordshire County Council’s new community dementia support services. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the service delivery model for one to one dementia support working with the Early Memory Diagnosis & Support Service (EMDASS).
EMDASS is delivered across Hertfordshire by Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Alzheimer’s Society and Hertfordshire County Council’s Adult Care Services. It provides a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary approach to early memory assessment for suspected dementia and short term Post Diagnostic Support, for the service user and their carers, following a new diagnosis of dementia.
You will manage a team of Dementia Support Workers and Dementia Advisers in the East & North Herts EMDASS teams. The teams provide support to people with dementia or their carers helping to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them in more control of their lives. They assist people with dementia and their carers to identify their needs and to access services.
We are looking for individuals educated to NVQ level 3 or equivalent (or demonstrable experience) with the following skills:
- Good organising and time management skills
- Good communication skills
- An understanding of dementia
- Experience of managing staff and leading a team
- Experience of record keeping and report writing
- An understanding of the need for client confidentiality
- An understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers
- Experience of managing the learning and development of others
- Experience of working with statutory and voluntary agencies
- Knowledge of relevant legislation including the Health & Safety and the Mental Capacity Act
You should be able to travel independently within the service area.
Alzheimer’s Society is committed to equal opportunities.
You may have experience of the following: 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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