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Dementia Support Worker

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Worthing

West Sussex County Council

Permanent

£19,985

Full Time

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.

We are looking for an exceptional individual to be part of our Support Services to be based in the Worthing Borough and Adur District providing information and support to people living with dementia and their carers. The purpose of the role is to help our service users to maintain their independence, improve their sense of well-being, and put them in more control of their lives. The Dementia Support Worker will support people with dementia and their carers to identify their needs and to access services, as well as supporting our peer support groups in the Worthing district.

The team are extremely active due to the nature of their work. Each day is different and often unpredictable bringing interesting and new challenges. The team deliver services to a high standard providing one to one support to carers and people with various types of dementia; facilitating a range of peer support and activity groups; attending information events; delivering dementia awareness sessions to a range of audiences and more.

This will require you to manage referrals and maintain a caseload logging accurate, up to date support plans and contact records for service users. You will also facilitate a range of groups for people with dementia and carers.

The successful applicant will possess excellent communication skills and an understanding of delivering a service using the person centered approach to the person with dementia. They will have experience of face-to-face service delivery, a broad understanding of statutory and voluntary services, ensuring independence, choice and control for all those who access our service. They will be committed to supporting people with dementia to live better lives.

You will possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) or have demonstrable experience and have an understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers. You will be an empathetic person with excellent communication skills and have the ability to assess and evaluate the needs of service users. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS and have access to a vehicle.

Alzheimer’s Society is committed to equal opportunities.

Please note this is not a WSCC post, it is being advertised on behalf of our partner organisation. Please only apply on the partner's direct website as we are unable to accept applications via the WSCC website.

Information about the application process: Once you click apply you will be asked to complete the following steps.

  • Pre-application: Input your details including name and email address to register your interest. Alzheimer’s Society will use this information to keep in contact with you about your application and to send you future job alerts if you opt to receive them. By submitting this information you are indicating that you agree to this.
  • Download and complete an application form. An email with the application form will also be sent to you.
  • Email your completed application form by 5PM on 23/10/2017

No CVs or agencies please

Late applications will not be accepted.

Department: Service Delivery

Job Type:Full time

Contract Type:Permanent

Hours:35.00 per week

Salary:£19,985.00 per annum (actual)Worthing Borough & Adur District