Home Support Worker
Home Support Worker - Registered Service
Reference Number: VAC13190
Location: West Sussex
Closing Date: 27 October 2016
Office location: West Sussex
Area role cover West Sussex Coastal, Chichester and Bognor
Salary: £7,264 - £14,529 actual per annum (£9.31 per hour)
Hours:15.00- 30.00 per week
Contract type: Permanent
Interview date: Interviews to commence week beginning 31 October
Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and numbers are set to rise to over 1 million by 2025.
At Alzheimer’s Society, we provide practical services and support for people with dementia and their carers – and we are now looking for an experienced support worker with the expertise to support people in their own homes and contribute to achieving our vision of a world without dementia.
To meet these challenges, you must have an NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care or be prepared to work towards Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care once you join us. Experience in a care environment is essential, and your good understanding of dementia and the needs of people affected by it will be supported by knowledge of relevant legislation. You will certainly know how to evaluate and assess individual needs, and you must be able to work flexible hours and travel independently within the service area. Add to that your empathy and excellent communication skills and you will quickly establish yourself as a vital member of our team. The post holder will be based in the East Sussex area. An ability to travel independently around the area is essential. You are provided with travel claim forms for travel expenses to be recouped .The post will involve working in people's homes therefore a DBS disclosure will be required.
If you have the qualities we’re looking for and are passionate about improving the quality of life for people with dementia you will quickly establish yourself as a valued member of our team.
Please note that this role will cover the West Sussex areas near Chichester and Bognor.
Alzheimer’s Society is committed to equal opportunities.