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Dementia Support Worker

Hours of work: 37 Hours per week, 23 Hours per week (Part-time)
Working pattern: Full-time, Part-time, 
 

Closing date: Sunday 09 October 2022
Interview date: To be arranged 

For an informal discussion, please contact Wendy Mayhew 01323 432340

If you are positive, friendly and have good communication skills, you could make a real difference to people’s lives as a Community Dementia Support Worker.

If you wish to complete an offline application, please contact the Recruitment Support Team for an application form at recruitmentsupport@eastsussex.gov.uk 

You can find out more about working in Adult Social Care by visiting our recruitment pages.

Due to additional funding, we have an exciting opportunity for 4 Community Dementia Support Workers to join our fantastic team.

The Dementia Post Diagnostic Support service is a countywide community service. Mileage is paid at 45p per business mile. 

The aim of the Dementia Post Diagnostic Support Service is to be the main point of contact for the person diagnosed and their carer during the entire dementia journey

The service provides appropriate emotional support, practical help, guidance and information to meet the needs of those entering the service, as well as facilitating access to well-being interventions which promote independence and quality of life.

Being a Community Dementia Support worker in the Carers Break and Engagement team is a rewarding and valued job which offers a great career pathway whilst making a real difference to the lives of those with dementia and their families and carers.

Previous experience isn’t necessary as full training will be given, but you will need to be patient, kind and an excellent communicator with a desire to make a difference.

You will work in partnership with a wide range of organisations including GP’s and Primary Care clinicians and staff. The service enables identifying issues which lead to deterioration and we work with agencies to ensure a timely and pro-active response. Advanced Care Planning is a key element of the Dementia Post Diagnostic Support Service. A full and comprehensive induction will be given to all new staff.

We provide:

  • Proactive support for the person with dementia and their carer/supporter
  • Information, advice and signposting.
  • Emotional support and practical guidance
  • Care co-ordination/planning

All staff are provided with full PPE and agile equipment 

You will be required to have access to a car, business insurance and business mileage will be paid at 45p per mile.

The role is Monday-Friday for Full time hours 

Part time hours will be negotiated  

Full time staff receive 24 days holiday plus bank holidays.

Additional Information

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.


Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1232/26997

  • Number of positions
  • 4

  • Location
  • Hailsham

  • Salary
  • £20,043 - £20,443 per annum pro rata

  • Closing date
  • 09/10/2022

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council

  • Department
  • Adult Social Care and Health

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time or Part Time

  • Hours
  • 37 and 23

  • Job type
  • Care - Adults