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Dementia Support Worker (London Borough of Greenwich)

Dementia Support Worker (London Borough of Greenwich)
Job Category: 
Contract Type: 
Temporary
Salary: 
£20,363 - £21,603 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience) (+ London Allowance of £3,600 if applicable)
Hours: 
35 hours per week on a fixed-term contract for 2 years
Role Description: 

Office Location: Community based

Area role covers: London Borough of Greenwich

Contract type: FixedTerm – 2 years 

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 5pm on the closing date

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.

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.

About you

We are looking to welcome an approachable and enthusiastic Dementia Support Worker who will be based at Queen Elizbeth Hospital, Woolwich, London.

This is an amazing and rewarding opportunity providing support and guidance to people living with dementia and their carers.  We strive to help people to maintain independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting people in more control of their own lives. We promote a person-centred service so that our support is unique to each individual, based upon their own aspirations and needs. 

You will have;

  • Passion to support people to maintain their independence improving their sense of well-being, putting them in more control of their lives
  • Solid and compassionate understanding of the needs of people affected by dementia
  • Ability to work inclusively with people affected by dementia, along with an understanding of the need for client confidentially.
  • Great communication skills, adapting your approach to ensure understanding at all levels
  • Networking and influencing skills and the ability to manage several tasks at once and keep yourself motivated to perform under pressure.
  • Good IT skills and experience working with databases.
  • Ability to travel across boroughs independently where required.

This is a great opportunity to join our team providing personalised support to people diagnosed with dementia and their carers, helping them to maintain their independence.

You will;

  • Supporting people to access vital services.
  • Improve people’s sense of well-being, and have more control of their lives.
  • Assist with the identification of needs and providing information and access to relevant services.
  • Promote our amazing service and build relationships with a range of health and social care professionals.
  • Support people affected by dementia with the transition from hospital back to ‘home’.
Deadline: 
Thursday, 20 January, 2022