Support Worker

EasyWeb NFP
£8,138 actual per annum
10 Sep 2018
20 Sep 2018
Candidate Services
Part Time
Contract Type
Support Worker 

Join thier team: you’ll take on dementia together 

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: Luton, Bedfordshire 
Contract type: Part time, Permanent (subject to funding) 
Hours: 14 per week 
Salary: £8,138 actual per annum 

Closing date: 5pm on Thursday 20 September. 
Interview date: TBC 

About the role: 

This is an exciting opportunity to work from their Luton office supporting people living with dementia and their carers in Luton. They are looking for an individual who has experience in working with people in a social care background and preferably you will have some experience of working with people affected by dementia. You will be able to manage your time effectively and be self-reliant. 

They are looking for a well-motivated individual to be part of their Support Services, providing information and support to people living with dementia and their carers. The purpose of the role is to help their 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. You will be required to manage referrals and maintain a caseload logging accurate, up to date support plans and contact records for service users. 

About you: 

You will have a broad understanding of statutory and voluntary service provision and be able to travel the area independently. 

You will possess excellent communication skills, an understanding of delivering a service using a person centred approach and be able to travel independently within Luton. This role involves regular use of IT packages, therefore a good standard of IT would be desirable. 

You 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 their service. 

You will possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) or have demonstrable experience and an understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers. A satisfactory DBS result will be required for this role. 

Their employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. They are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely. All contributing to a strong work life balance. They also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with them. 

Our client 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.

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