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Job Title: Dementia Support Worker
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Horsham, West Sussex
Salary: £19964 - £20770/annum
Company: CV-Library
Category: Charity
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Job Description: Dementia 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: Chichester, West Sussex
Contract type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: £19,964 to £20,770 depending on skills and experience
Closing date: 20 February 2020
Interview date: TBC
About the role:
We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and highly professional individual who would like to be part of Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Support Service in Chichester and Arun. This is a great opportunity to join our team as a Dementia Support Worker.
The service provides personalised support to people diagnosed with dementia and their carers, helping them to maintain their independence, access services, improve their sense of well-being, and have more control of their lives, by assisting with the identification of needs and providing information and access to relevant services. The successful candidate will be expected to have great networking skills and work on promoting the service and build relationships with a range of health and social care professionals. The person will also be visiting clients in their own homes so the ability to travel independently across the area is essential.
About you:
The successful candidate will possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) with a good understanding of the needs of people affected by dementia and the ability to work in a manner that facilitates inclusion, particularly of people affected by dementia, along with an understanding of the need for client confidentially.
You will be speaking to people at all levels across your area so great communication, networking and influencing skills are also essential. You must also be able to manage several tasks at once and keep yourself motivated to perform under pressure.
Good IT skills and experience working with databases are also essential.
Are you someone who can help people maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, putting them in more control of their lives? If this sounds like you, we can offer you a stimulating and challenging career as part of our team.
You may have experience of the following: Dementia Support Worker, Support Worker, Care Assistant, Healthcare Assistant, Caseworker, Special Needs Assistant, Social Worker, Social Care, Community Care, Helpline Coordinator, Dementia Adviser, Mental Health, Dementia, etc

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