Dementia Support Worker
Age UK Kensington & Chelsea offers a range of dementia services which make a real difference to residents affected by the condition living in the local Borough. Services include advice, practical help, befriending, social activities and emotional support. Age UK K&C are now recruiting for a passionate and dedicated Dementia Support Worker, providing practical and emotional support to a range of vulnerable older people who have dementia or are affected by the condition.
As Age UK K&C's new Dementia Support Worker, you will be responsible for managing a caseload of clients, providing practical and emotional support to the most isolated and vulnerable in the community. This support will take the form of weekly or bi-weekly visits to the client's home (directed by the client's wishes or needs). The Dementia Support Worker will work independently and will manage their own caseload, but will work closely with the wider Dementia Services team delivering a variety of support services, including; transport, group activities or trips, events, training and local forums.
To apply for this role, you must have demonstrable experience of working with and supporting older people affected by dementia, as well as an understanding of the issues affecting tem. You must have experience of delivering person-centered client assessments and support planning, and of working independently to deliver a client caseload. Overall, you will be organised, supportive and passionate about delivering a high quality service to a variety of vulnerable older people.
To apply for this role, please initially submit a word formatted version of your CV - further information will be provided for shortlisted candidates.
Please note, this role will include occasional evening and weekend work.
Please also note that this role is initially offered on a 1 year fixed term contract basis (possible extension dependent on funding)