Dementia Support Worker

Dementia Support Worker

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Job Description

Reference number: VAC14609

Area role covers Redbridge & Newham

Contract type: Fixed Term Contract - 13 month

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.

About the role.

The Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Support service will involve giving one to one support, information and guidance to people from the South Asian Community in Ilford & Newham with dementia or their carers and wider family or friends, to help people understand dementia, cope with day to day living with dementia and prepare for the future.

As a Dementia Support Worker your role will be to engage with people from minority ethnic communities, to build strong relationships resulting in more people having an increased awareness of dementia and seeking appropriate diagnostic support. The service is unique to each service user as it is based upon their personal circumstances ultimately helping them in maintaining their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them in more control of their lives.

Due to the nature of the role and to be able to work across the diverse groups of South Asia, we are looking for an individual who can speak at least one of the South Asian languages, such as Urdu and Punjabi.

You will offer support and guidance to your clients in a variety of ways, whether in the client's own home, at service offices or at other locations, face to face, by phone, letter or email. You will also assist service users to access other services, providing signposting and referrals, as well as facilitating peer support groups and other group activities.

Are you someone who can work well by themselves in the two diverse London boroughs, prioritise their own workload and are passionate about improving the quality of life for people living with dementia? Then take the first step and apply today.

This is a very rewarding role and with great on-going learning.

About you

You will also have an understanding of dementia and the needs of those living with dementia and their carers. Your ability to assess client needs along with the understanding of the need for client confidentially is essential to providing a valuable and worthwhile service. To be successful in this role you will have excellent non-judgmental communication skills as well as strong organisational and time management skills in order to manage your caseload of clients effectively.

Are you someone who can work well by themselves in the two diverse London boroughs, prioritise their own workload and are passionate about improving the quality of life for people living with dementia? Then take the first step and apply today.

Alzheimer’s Society is committed to equal opportunities

No CVs or agencies please.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Overview

  • Location : London
  • Reference : VAC14609
  • Salary: £19,169.00 per annum
  • Closing Date : 18 January 2018
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