Dementia Support Worker
Dementia Support Worker
A life-changing opportunity
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 Worker
Location: Welwyn Garden City (role covers South West Hertfordshire)
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: £20,984 per annum (actual)
Closing date: 21 September 2017
Interview date: Week commencing 2 October 2017
About the role:
Alzheimer’s Society delivers one to one dementia support in Hertfordshire as part of Hertfordshire County Council’s 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 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 Health and Community 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 provide support, information and guidance 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. Information and support may be by phone, email, letter, or face to face, at the service user’s home or other appropriate location. Travel is required within South West Herts for this role, therefore applicants should be able to travel independently.
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 record keeping and report writing
- An understanding of the need for client confidentiality
The following skills are desirable:
- An understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers
- Experience of working with statutory and voluntary agencies
- Knowledge of relevant legislation including the Health & Safety and the Mental Capacity Act
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.
This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.