Support Worker .
Create a world without dementia
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.
Alzheimer’s Society secured funding to deliver one to one dementia support in Hertfordshire from 1st March 2017, as part of Hertfordshire County Council’s new community dementia support services. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the service delivery model for one to one dementia support working with the Early Memory Diagnosis & Support Service (EMDASS)
EMDASS is delivered across Hertfordshire by Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Alzheimer’s Society and Hertfordshire County Council’s Health and Community Services. It provides a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary approach to early memory assessment for suspected dementia and short term Post Diagnostic Support, for the service user and their carers following a new diagnosis of dementia.
Position: Dementia Support Worker
Location: Welwyn Garden City to cover North West Hertfordshire
Contract type: Part Time, Fixed Term contract for 6 months (Maternity cover)
Hours: 17.5 per week
Salary: £10,681 actual per annum
Closing date: 18 January 2019
Interview date: TBC
About the role:
You will provide support, information 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. Information and support may be by phone, email, letter, or face to face, at the service user’s home or other appropriate location.
Travel is required within North West Herts for this role, therefore applicants should be able to travel independently.
We are looking for individuals educated to NVQ level 3 or equivalent (or demonstrable experience) with the following skills:
- Good organising and time management skills
- Good communication skills
- An understanding of dementia
- An understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers
- Experience of working with statutory and voluntary agencies
- Knowledge of relevant legislation including the Health & Safety and the Mental Capacity Act
- Experience of record keeping and report writing
- An understanding of the need for client confidentiality
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 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.