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Dementia Support Worker

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
18/04/2017
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 27/04/2017 12:00
Salary:
£11,991.00 per annum
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
Vacancy ID:
162106
Employment Location:
Sunderland
Post Number:
VAC13758

Job details 

Closing date:
27 Apr


Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information


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.

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

About the role:

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 in more control of their lives. The service is unique to each service user as it is based upon their personal circumstances and support needs.

You will offer support and guidance to your clients in a variety of ways, whether in the client's own home, at service offices or at other locations, face to face, by phone, letter or email. You will also assist service users to access other services, providing signposting and referrals, as well as facilitating peer support groups and other group activities.

About you:

We are looking for an individual who possess 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 client needs along with the understanding of the need for client confidentially is essential to providing a valuable and worthwhile service. To be successful in this role you will have excellent non-judgmental communication skills as well as strong organisational and time management skills in order to manage your caseload of clients effectively.

Are you someone who can work well as part of a team and are passionate about improving the quality of life for people living with dementia? Then take the first step and apply today.

For more information and for an application form please visit:

https://alzheimers.livevacancies.co.uk/#!/page/Sunderland/Dementia-Support-Worker-290.html

A satisfactory DBS disclosure will be required for this post.


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