Dementia Support Worker
Reference number: VAC15477
Area role covers: Foyle and Limavady
Interview date: Friday 9th September
Dementia devastates lives. By 2021, 1 million people will be living with the condition. But dementia won't win. Until the day we find a cure, Alzheimer's Society will be here for anyone affected by dementia - wherever they are, whatever they're going through. Everything we do is informed and inspired by them.
We are the UK's leading dementia charity. Every day, we work tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. We provide expert information, training, and support services to all those who need our help. And we are creating a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice.
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity to work in the Foyle area. We are looking for an individual who has experience in working with people in a social care background and preferably you will have some experience of working with people affected by dementia. You will be able to manage your time effectively and be self – motivated.
We are looking for a well-motivated individual to be part of our Support Services working across Foyle and Limavady, providing information and support to people living with dementia and their carers. The purpose of the role is to help our service users to maintain their independence, improve their sense of well-being, and put them in more control of their lives.
The Dementia Support Worker will support people with dementia and their carers to identify their needs and to access services. You will be required to manage referrals and maintain a caseload logging accurate, up to date support plans and contact records for service users.
You will possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) or have demonstrable experience and an understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers. The post holder will have a broad understanding of statutory and voluntary service provision and be able to travel the area independently.
The successful applicant will possess excellent communication skills, an understanding of delivering a service using a person centred approach and be able to travel independently across the Foyle and Limavady area. This role requires regular use of IT packages, therefore a good standard of IT would be desirable.
You 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.
The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS.
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.
Department: Service Delivery
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: £20,345 actual per annum
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