Reference number: VAC15583
Office location: Talgarth, Powys
Area role covers: South Powys
Contract type: Permanent (subject to funding)
Dementia devastates lives. By 2021, 1 million people will be living with the condition. 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 Alzheimer's Society do is informed and inspired by them.
They are the UK's leading dementia charity. Every day, they work tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. Alzheimer's Society provide expert information, training, and support services to all those who need our help. And they are creating a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice.
About the role
Alzheimer's Society are looking for an exceptional individual to join their Dementia Support team. You will provide support and guidance to people with dementia and their carers across South Powys, helping to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them more in control of their lives. Within this role it is essential that you build relationships with a wide and diverse range of local contacts including, but not limited to, GPs, mental health services, carers support services and other community based organisations. The service is unique to each service user as it is based upon their personal circumstances and support needs.
As a Dementia Support Worker you will organise and facilitate a regular Peer Support Group for carers aimed to inform, educate, and support those affected by dementia.
Alzheimer's Society are looking for an enthusiastic individual who possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) with an understanding of dementia and the needs of those affected by dementia. An ability to assess the service user needs along with an understanding of the importance of confidentiality is essential.
To be successful in this role, you will have excellent communication skills and this role requires regular use of IT packages, therefore a good standard of IT would be desirable.
You will be responsible for your own caseload therefore the ability to manage your own time effectively is essential. Your caseload will be varied so they 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.
Alzheimer's Society employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. They 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. They 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.
To find out more about the role, download a job description (which also includes the person specification) from the link below. For further information about the role you can also contact sally.guy(at)alzheimers.org.uk or telephone 01495 221532.
You can also visit our Working for Us pages, which give you more information about what it’s like to be an employee at the Society.
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 to sally.guy(at)alzheimers.org.uk by 5pm on Thursday 27th September.
If you’re experiencing problems applying for this role please contact recruitment(at)alzheimers.org.uk.
Alzheimer’s Society embraces diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of our people. We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do.
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