Alzheimer’s Society MK is looking for a Dementia Support Worker
Salary: £12,217.80 – £12,961.80 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Milton Keynes
Working Hours: 21 per week
Closing Date: 07 March 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed (interviews will be conducted through Zoom or Teams)
Contact: Sam Marshall – firstname.lastname@example.org / 07484097048
Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Information Service Milton Keynes involves dedicated members of staff giving one to one support, information and guidance to people 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.
We are looking for well-motivated people with excellent communication and people skills to work as part of the team across Milton Keynes and surrounding area.
As a Dementia Support Worker you will have the rewarding opportunity to 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 in more control of their lives. The service is unique to each service user as it is based upon their personal circumstances and support needs.
You will offer support and guidance to your clients in a variety of ways, whether in the client’s own home, at locations within the community, face to face, online using teams or zoom, by phone, letter or email. You will assist service users to access other services, providing signposting and referrals, to other group activities in the community. You may also be working with volunteers who are an essential part of our organisation and experience of working with and managing volunteers is a key part of the role.
We are looking for individuals who possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) with 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. Excellent communication skills are a must and have good IT skills being proficient in a range of IT applications such as Microsoft Office and a Client Records System. You will be organised and able to work independently, planning home visits and be able to manage volunteers. Your workload 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. You will be responsible for your own caseload, so your ability to manage your own time effectively will be essential. Are you someone who can work well as part of a team with a positive approach and are passionate about improving the quality of life for people living with dementia? Then take the first step and apply today.
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.
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