Join our team, take on 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: Cardiff, Wales
Contract type: Part time, Fixed Term - 12 months (maternity cover)
Hours: 21 per week
Salary: £12,207 acutal per annum
Closing date: Noon on Thursday 15th November
Interview date: Thursday 22 November
About the role:
As a Dementia Support Worker you will have the rewarding opportunity to provide support to people with dementia that are under the age of 65. Additionally, you will also offer guidance and information to their carers and family members. Working closely with the Young Onset Team based in Llandough, you will assist those affected by dementia to maintain their independence, improve their sense of well-being, and put them in more control of their lives. As the service is unique to each service user, your guidance will be based upon their personal circumstances and support needs.
You will offer assistance and direction to your clients in a variety of ways, whether at the client's own home, at service offices, in group settings or at other locations. Support can be provided either by face to face, phone, letter or email. You will also assist service users to access other services through signposting and referrals. You will support with the facilitation of peer support groups and other group activities and occasionally these will take place during the evening time
We are looking for an individual who possesses NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) with an understanding of dementia, specifically in relation to the needs of those under the age of 65 that are living with dementia. Your ability to assess client needs along with the understanding of the need for client confidentially is essential to providing a valuable and worthwhile service.
Previous experience of providing person-centred, non-judgmental, empathetic and practical support is vital. We are looking for a committed, dynamic individual with a proven record of accuracy and attention to detail. To be successful in this role you will possess strong communication skills as well as strong organisational and time management skills in order to manage your caseload of clients effectively. This role involves regular use of IT packages, therefore a good standard of IT would be desirable.
This is a great opportunity for those that are passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of those affected by dementia. If you are someone that works well as part of a team and are passionate about improving the quality of life for people living with dementia, then take the first step and apply today.
Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We 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. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society.
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.