Dementia Support Manager
Work for a world without 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 Manager
Location: London Borough of Merton
Contract type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 21 per week
Salary £15,834 actual per annum
Closing date: 02 May 2019
Interview date: 13th or 14th May 2019
About the role:
We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our Wandsworth Team.
You will be managing the Wandsworth team of Dementia Support Workers and Dementia Advisers who provide a highly responsive and individualised information, signposting and referral service to people with a diagnosis of dementia and those that care for them.
You will provide support to people with dementia or their carers helping them to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them in more control of their lives.
The successful applicant will possess excellent communication skills and an understanding of delivering a service using the person centred 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 our 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.
You will have experience of managing staff and leading a team along with experience of managing the learning and development of others.
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 Manager, Support Team Leader, Dementia Support Manager, Support Worker, Senior 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.