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. Alzheimer’s Society in Buckinghamshire is commissioned by the Buckinghamshire CCG and Buckinghamshire County Council to deliver a Memory Support Service for people with dementia and their carers.
Position: Dementia Support Worker
Location: Aylesbury or Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Contract type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 20 Per week
Salary: £11,408 to £11,868 depending on skills and experience
Closing date: 27 September 2019
Interview date: TBC
About the role:
We are looking for a well-motivated person with excellent communication and people skills to work as part of the Memory Support Service team delivering memory/dementia support across the county helping to maintain independence, improving sense of well-being, and putting people in more control of their lives. You will be involved in memory screening for people with memory concerns and will work closely with people with dementia and carers managing referrals and maintaining a caseload logging accurate, up to date support plans and records for service users.
You will possess NVQ Level 3 or equivalent. It is desirable that you have experience of working with the statutory or voluntary agencies and have a good understanding of dementia. You will need excellent organisational skills and the ability to work well within a busy service environment.
The ability and willingness to travel independently around the area is essential.
The post will involve working in people’s homes and in a range of community settings; therefore, a satisfactory DBS result will be required.
You may have experience of the following: Dementia Support Worker, Care Assistant, Caseworker, Special Needs Assistant, Social Worker, Social Care, Community Care, Helpline Coordinator, Volunteering Officer, Support Worker, Dementia Adviser, Mental Health, Dementia, etc.