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 Worker
Location: Bangor, Wales
Contract type: Full time, Permanent
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: £20,345 actual per annum
Closing date: 9am on Friday 21st September
Interview date: Thursday October 4th
About the role:
Working within our 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 Alzheimer’s Society services.
We are looking for an individual who possesses NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) with an understanding 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.
To be successful in this role you will have excellent non-judgmental communication & listening skills as well as strong organisational and time management skills. Ability to speak Welsh is highly desirable.
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 Gwynedd.
Alzheimer’s Society is committed to equal opportunities.
You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Social Care, Dementia Support Worker, Social Worker, Community Care, Care Assistant, Support Assistant, Healthcare Assistant, Care Worker, Mental Health, Dementia, 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.