The Alzheimer’s Society -Dementia Support Worker

Closing date 21st May 2020 5pm

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Grimsby

Salary: £19,964 – £20,770 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 21 May 2020

Interview Date: 4 and 11 June 2020

Contact: Davina Hellon – davina.hellon@alzheimers.org.uk

The Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Advice and Support service provides a highly responsive and individualised information, signposting and referral service to people with a diagnosis of dementia and those that care for them.

The Dementia Support Worker offers a first point of contact for all people during the process of getting a diagnosis and working after diagnosis to assist people with dementia and their carers’ in identifying their needs.  The Dementia Support Worker provides people with support and help to maintain their independence, improve their sense of well-being and help them to stay in control of their lives.

The Dementia Support Worker will help people to access appropriate support and contact the right people for the help they need.  You will be signposting to other appropriate services, so it is essential that any information provided is accurate, accessible and understood by the service user.

The role requires you to contribute to the development and maintenance of a database of local knowledge and information ensuring continual improvement of the service and the growth in organisational knowledge.

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, Admiral Nurses and other community-based organisations.  Dementia Support Workers have the opportunity to provide support and guidance to connect the person with dementia and their family/carer to community support and to work towards the integration of primary, secondary and community care services. 

To find out more, please visit the Alzheimer’s society website here.

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