Dementia Support Worker

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Recruiter
Location
Worthing
Salary
£19,985 actual per annum
Posted
09 Oct 2017
Closes
23 Oct 2017
Ref
00316940
Contact
Candidate Services
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Dementia Support Worker 

Unite with our client against dementia 

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 Worker 
Location: Worthing (role covers Worthing Borough & Adur District) 
Contract type: Permanent 
Hours: 35 per week 
Salary: £19,985 actual per annum 

Closing date: 23 October 2017 
Interview date: To be confirmed 

About the role: 

They are looking for an exceptional individual to be part of their Support Services to be based in the Worthing Borough and Adur District providing information and support to people living with dementia and their carers. The purpose of the role is to help service users to maintain their independence, improve their sense of well-being, and put them in more control of their lives. The Dementia Support Worker will support people with dementia and their carers to identify their needs and to access services, as well as supporting peer support groups in the Worthing district. 

The team are extremely active due to the nature of their work. Each day is different and often unpredictable bringing interesting and new challenges. The team deliver services to a high standard providing one to one support to carers and people with various types of dementia; facilitating a range of peer support and activity groups; attending information events; delivering dementia awareness sessions to a range of audiences and more. 

This will require you to manage referrals and maintain a caseload logging accurate, up to date support plans and contact records for service users. You will also facilitate a range of groups for people with dementia and carers. 

About you: 

The successful applicant will possess excellent communication skills and an understanding of delivering a service using the person centered approach to the person with dementia. They will have experience of face-to-face service delivery, a broad understanding of statutory and voluntary services, ensuring independence, choice and control for all those who access the service. They will be committed to supporting people with dementia to live better lives. 

You will possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) or have demonstrable experience and have an understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers. You will be an empathetic person with excellent communication skills and have the ability to assess and evaluate the needs of service users. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS and have access to a vehicle. 

Our client 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.