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Dementia Support Worker. Job in South Shields Care Jobs

South Shields, Tyne And Wear
£20,872 to £22,143
Job Type
Full Time
20 Sep 2022
Contract Type: Permanent Location: Community Based in local area Salary: £20,872 - £22,143 actual per annum (dependant on skills & experience) Working Hours: 35 per week Closing Date: 10 October 2022 Interview Date: Interview dates likely to be 17th and 19th October via Zoom Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is midday on the closing date. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible. Our Dementia Support Workers 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. About Alzheimer's Society Dementia devastates lives 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 Delivering one to one services out in the community Providing knowledgeable, compassionate and trusted guidance and support to people affected by dementia. This role does not include personal care it is an information/advice support role Helping people understand dementia and how to cope with day to day living whilst preparing for the future. Offering support to your clients whether this is in the client's own home, out in the community, face to face, phone, letter or email. You will also assist service users to access other services, providing signposting and referrals. Empowering individuals living with dementia to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them in more control of their lives, making informed choices about their own life. Networking and building meaningful relationships with a wide range of local organisations, promoting Alzheimer s Society services to help people with a diagnosis to get referred to the service as early as possible. About you An ability to assess and evaluate client needs along with the understanding of the need for client confidentially is essential to providing a valuable and worthwhile service. Excellent person-centred and non-judgmental communication approach and active listening skills. Great organisational skills to manage your caseload of clients effectively. Ideally some experience of coordinating others such as volunteers. Passionate about to putting people affected by dementia at the heart of everything you do, to make the service our best it can be. Great networking and influencing skills. Good IT skills. Be able to travel independently. Qualified to NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) with an understanding of dementia and the needs of those living with dementia and their carers. N.B To give yourself the best possible chance of being shortlisted you need to provide full details and examples in the supporting statement based on the criteria in the person specification. You may have experience of the following: Dementia Adviser, Care Assistant, Caseworker, Special Needs Assistant, Social Worker, Social Care, Community Care, Helpline Coordinator, Volunteering Officer, Support Worker, Mental Health, Dementia, etc. Ref: (Apply online only)
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  • Job Reference: 717194753-2
  • Date Posted: 20 September 2022
  • Employer: Alzheimer&;s Society
    Alzheimer&;s Society
  • Location: South Shields, Tyne And Wear
  • Salary: £20,872 to £22,143
  • Sector: Other
  • Job Type: Full Time