Dementia Support Manager
Dementia Support Manager
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 Manager
Contract type: Fixed Term Ending 31 March 2019
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: £21,740 per annum (actual)
Closing date: 5pm on Tuesday 3rd April
Interview date: Monday 16th April
About the role:
You will be an experienced manager who can lead a diverse team, both motivating and inspiring your team, as well as managing the day to day service. This includes managing referrals to the team, liaising with other agencies, and ensuring that the service delivered is timely and that the quality of information, support and guidance provided is to an exceptionally high standard. Additionally you will hold your own caseload of people with dementia and their carers. This service is provided in a range of settings, including the clients home and in group settings. To ensure service users continue to live as they want to within their community you will also work with volunteers who are supporting local communities to be ‘dementia friendly’.
You will be joining an expanding team to lead our locally branded Dementia Companions who provide support, information and guidance to people with dementia or their carers and wider family or friends Telford and Wrekin. You will be part of our exciting and new ways of working closely with GP practices and Memory service to improve the current journey of people affected by dementia. This service will be person centred as it will be led by conversations with clients as part of their own Living well Plan. We are looking for people who can support creative solutions within this challenging work stream as the Alzheimer’s Society delivers on its current Five Year Strategy.
You will need excellent communication and IT skills, an understanding of person centered approach to the needs of people with dementia and possess a relevant NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent). In addition, you will need an understanding of the inclusion agenda and its relevance within a diverse society. Your IT skills will also need to of a high calibre, as we keep exemplary data records of our service users, and as a manager you will need to run frequent reports to assist in quality control.
An ability to travel independently around the area is essential as you will be working in a range of community settings. Experience of working with volunteers will be an advantage. Due to the nature of this post, a satisfactory disclosure from Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be required before an offer of employment can be confirmed.
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.