Opening date: 09/11/2017
Reference number: VAC14539
Office location: Merthyr Tydfil
Area role covers Rhondda Cynon Taf
Contract type: Fixed Term Contract - 1 years
Interview date: Friday 01/12/2017
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 we do is informed and inspired by them.
We are the UK's leading dementia charity. Every day, we work tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. We provide expert information, training, and support services to all those who need our help. And we are creating a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice.
About the role
As a Dementia Support Worker you will have the rewarding opportunity to provide support and guidance to people with dementia and their carers residing in Rhondda Cynon Taf. Your support will assist them in maintaining their independence, improve their sense of well-being, and put 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 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. The use of a vehicle and the ability to travel independently is therefore essential to this post.
We are looking for an individual who possesses 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. We are looking for a committed, dynamic individual that is IT literate with a proven record of accuracy and attention to detail.
This is a great opportunity for those that are passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of those affected by dementia. If you are someone that works well as part of a team and are passionate about improving the quality of life for people living with dementia, then take the first step and apply today.