Group Coordinator .
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: Group Coordinator
Location: Milton Keynes (commutable from Dunstable, Bedford, Northampton and surrounding areas)
Contract type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 20 per week
Salary: £10,634.85 actual per annum
Closing date: 13 June 2019
Interview date: 18th June
About the role:
Working with the team in Milton Keyes, as a Group Coordinator, you will have the rewarding opportunity to provide group 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.
You will co-ordinate, organize and facilitate the successful and safe provision of services delivered in a group setting. The groups will include Singing for the Brain, Activity Groups and Peer Support Groups.
Group activities can inform, educate, support and provide fun and enjoyment.
You will possess an NVQ Level 2 or equivalent as well as having good organisation and facilitation skills combined with excellent communication and listening skills. An understanding of the value of group activities to people living with dementia along with experience in a care or support environment will be essential. We are looking for an individual who has experience in coordinating, organising and facilitating group work and activity groups for people affected by dementia. It is desirable that you have experience of coordinating volunteers, and liaising with statutory and voluntary agencies. If you have the qualities we’re looking for, and are passionate about improving the quality of life for people with dementia, then we want to hear from you.
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: Group Coordinator, Charity, Activity Group Coordinator, Events Coordinator, Dementia, Support Worker, Voluntary Services, Third Sector, Not for Profit, NFP, Volunteer, Service Coordinator, Volunteer Management, etc.