Community Support Worker

Job Type:
Contract
Job Sector:
Charity, Voluntary
Region:
London
Location:
Unspecified
Salary Description:
£20239/annum
Posted:
03/07/2018
Recruiter:
ATTB
Job Ref:

Community Support Worker

Unite with us against dementia

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.

Position: Community Support Worker
Location: Hammersmith
Contract type: Fixed Term Contract – 6 Months
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: £20,239 per annum (actual)

Closing date: 5pm on Thursday 12th July.
Interview date: Thursday 19th July

About the role:

We can offer you a stimulating and challenging career as part of our local team in Hounslow. Our staff and volunteers deliver a range of services to people affected by dementia across Hounslow.

We are looking for a motivated individual to join our Community Support team who will be based in Hounslow. The successful candidate will support people with dementia in their own homes and in the community by providing them with opportunities for one to one personalised support. You will contribute to the development of individual support plans and undertake risk assessments and will not provide personal care or provide counselling, or advocacy.

Support provided will be in line with the service specification, which will enable people with dementia to continue with personal hobbies and interests, try new experiences and continue with daily living and other activities that are important to them. You will also support people with dementia to make informed choices on how they spend their time and to encourage people with dementia to maintain independence, autonomy and cognitive abilities for as long as possible.

You will provide encouragement and assistance to the person with dementia in undertaking daily living tasks and provide support to the person with dementia to participate in leisure activities that aim to reduce the person with dementia’s social isolation and/or increase their leisure time or satisfaction.

Leisure activities can include support with participating in activities in the home, for example, art or crafts, gardening, puzzles, baking or music. Leisure activities may also include support with participating in activities in the community, for example, going for walks, shopping, etc.

About you:

You will possess an NVQ Level 2 or equivalent and have a good understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers.

You will also have experience in a care or support environment and providing one to one support to vulnerable people and experience of record keeping and/or report writing.

If you have the qualities we’re looking for, and are passionate about improving the quality of life for people with dementia, then we want to hear from you.

You may have experience of the following: Community Support Worker, Support Worker, Social Care, Dementia Support Worker, Social Worker, Community Care, Care Assistant, Support Assistant, Healthcare Assistant, Care Worker, Mental Health, Dementia, etc

Alzheimer’s Society is committed to equal opportunities.

You may have experience of the following: Community Support Worker, Support Worker, Social Care, Dementia Support Worker, Social Worker, Community Care, Care Assistant, Support Assistant, Healthcare Assistant, Care Worker, Mental Health, Dementia, etc.

This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications

Contact Details:
ATTB
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Contact: Kris Clare
Email:

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