Alzheimer's Society Mexborough, UK
Apr 26, 2018Contractor
Support Worker 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 Worker Location: Mexborough, Doncaster Contract type: Fixed Term - ending 10th May 2019 Hours: 21 per week Salary: £12,207 per annum (actual) Closing date: 5PM on Friday 19th April Interview date: TBC About the role: Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and numbers are set to rise to over 1 million by 2025. Are you ready to be part of developing and shaping an exciting new service for Alzheimer's Society? Are you passionate about supporting people with dementia to retain or re-engage in hobbies and interests or have the opportunity to take up new activities? At Alzheimer's Society, we invest in research, raise awareness of dementia and provide over 2000 local services across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Side By Side is a new and innovative service being developed to tackle social isolation and loneliness for people with dementia. This post is linked to the Doncaster Dementia Family Support Service, and will be delivered by Alzheimer's Society, Age UK, Royal Voluntary Services and Choices 4 Doncaster. The Side by Side service is key to building this supportive community, by offering meaningful and connection to local communities. Using your excellent communication and listening skills to develop and inspire others; as Dementia Support Worker you will provide one-to-one dementia support for people with dementia and their carers by phone and home visit as well as supporting the running of some of the Dementia Cafes and Singing for the Brain. Come along and join us to play your part in developing and supporting this service to improve the lives of people affected by dementia About you: We are looking for a person with good time management and communication skills. It is desirable that you have an understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers. Experience of record keeping and report writing is essential, as is the ability to assess and evaluate client need, and you must be willing to undertake the necessary training to deliver our Carers Information and Support Programme (CrISP). You must have an understanding of the inclusion agenda and its relevance within a diverse society. You will possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) or demonstrable experience, and it is desirable that you have experience of working with people with dementia and carers, and the ability to provide effective support. 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. This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK's leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.