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.
Position: Community Support Worker Location: Cardiff (Oldwell Court) Contract type: Part Time, Fixed Term - ending 31 December 2019 (maternity cover) Hours: 14 per week Salary: £7,092 to £7,452 (depending on skills and experience)
Closing date: 26 September 2019 Interview date: TBC
About the role:
We can offer you a stimulating and challenging role working with younger persons with dementia in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
We are looking for a motivated individual to support younger persons with dementia in their own homes and local communities. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of individual support plans and undertake risk assessments. This is not a registered service and you will not provide personal care or provide counselling, advice 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, playing golf, fishing, etc.
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.
You may have experience of the following: Dementia Support Worker, Care Assistant, Caseworker, Special Needs Assistant, Social Worker, Social Care, Community Care, Helpline Coordinator, Volunteering Officer, Support Worker, Dementia Adviser, Mental Health, Dementia etc