Support Worker

Expiring today

United Kingdom
22 Jul 2019
19 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Support Worker

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: Havering, London
Contract type: Part Time, Fixed Term Contract
Hours: 21 per week
Salary: GBP14,636 actual per annum

Closing date: 01 August 2019
Interview date: TBC

About the role:

The Alzheimer's society Dementia Support service involves dedicated members of staff giving one to one support information and guidance to people with dementia, their Carers, and wider family and friends to help people understand dementia, cope with day to day living with dementia and prepare for the future.

Also this role involves organising and facilitating two groups for people affected by dementia in Havering. One Group runs every Monday afternoon and the other every Wednesday morning. Additional time is required either side of each group session for setting up and clearing up. Together with admin and banking.

You will also manage and support a team of volunteers who support in the delivery of both these successful Singing for the Brain groups in Havering.

As a Dementia support Worker you will have the rewarding opportunity to provide support and guidance to people with dementia and their Carers; helping to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them more in control of their lives.

You will offer support and guidance to people affected by dementia in a variety of ways, whether at the venue of the groups, in their own homes at service offices or at other locations; face to face, by telephone, letter or email. You will also assist service users to access other services, providing signposting and referrals.

About you:

Have experience in managing groups and volunteers.

We are looking for an individual who has NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) with an understanding of dementia and the needs of those living with dementia and their Carers.

Your ability to assess service user needs along with the understanding for client confidentiality is essential to providing a worthwhile service. To be successful in this role you will need to share the vision of the Alzheimer's Society, have strong organisational and time management skills as well as good communication skills and the ability to coordinate and manage volunteers within a local team.

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 embraces diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of our people. We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do.

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