Support Worker .
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: Blaenau Gwent
Contract type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 25 per week
Salary: £14532.15 actual per annum
Closing date: 13 June 2019
Interview date: TBC
About the role:
This is an exciting opportunity to work within a busy team as an Integrated Dementia Support Worker. You will be responsible for providing post diagnostic support in partnership with ABUHB Memory Assessment Service across a defined geographical area within Gwent. We are seeking people that are self-motivated who must be able to manage their time effectively .You will 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 more in control of their lives. The service is unique to each service user as it is based upon their personal circumstances and support needs.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) with an understanding of dementia and the needs of those affected by dementia. An ability to assess the service user needs along with an understanding of the importance of confidentiality is essential.
To be successful in this role, you will have excellent communication skills and this role requires regular use of IT packages, therefore a good standard of IT would be desirable.
You will be responsible for your own caseload therefore the ability to manage your own time effectively is essential. Your caseload will be varied so we are looking for someone with the right mix of enthusiasm, professionalism and flexibility who is able and willing to work in a variety of settings.
Our employees work hard every day to make a real 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: Dementia Support Worker, Care Assistant, Caseworker, Special Needs Assistant, Social Worker, Social Care, Community Care, Helpline Coordinator, Volunteering Officer, Support Worker, Dementia Adviser, Mental Health, Dementia etc.