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Alzheimer's Society

Group Coordinator

Job Type

Salary

Location

Permanent

Reference 

£9,044 - £9,501

Posted Date

Derbyshire

Closing Date

VAC2533

3 October 2021

13 October 2021

We are looking for a Group Coordinator to join our team at Alzheimer's Society.

About you:

We are hoping to welcome an approachable and knowledgeable Community Based Group Facilitator. This is an amazing opportunity to have a rewarding experience providing support and guidance to people with dementia and their carers. We strive to help people to maintain independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting people in more control of their own lives. We promote a person-centred service so that our support is unique to each individual, based upon their own aspirations and needs.

We are looking for:

As a Group facilitator, who will coordinate, organise and facilitate the engaging and safe running of group services aimed to support those affected by dementia and their carers’. This may include Dementia cafés, activity groups, peer support groups and singing for the brain.

The sessions should be well designed and in line group specifications, allow participants to engage fully to maximise their enjoyment and the beneficial impact, taking account of individual needs of group attendees, adjusting the programme as necessary. The role will involve effective service user involvement, co-ordination of service-related volunteers and liaising with relevant statutory and voluntary organisations in the area.

- Experience and knowledge of working alongside volunteers and have the understanding to champion the valuable contribution volunteers bring to services.
- Good IT skills and be able to travel independently across the Derbyshire area, with meetings in Nottingham where required.
- An understanding of dementia and the needs of those living with dementia and their carers would be an advantage.

About the role:

You will possess an NVQ Level 2 or equivalent as well as having:

- good organisation and facilitation skills combined with excellent communication and listening skills.
- An understanding of the value of group activities to people living with dementia along with experience in a care or support environment will be essential.
- We are looking for an individual who has experience in coordinating, organising and facilitating group work.
- It is desirable that you have experience of coordinating volunteers and liaising with statutory and voluntary agencies.

As a community-based worker, working flexibly across Derbyshire area, this person will deliver cafes across the Amber Valley, Chesterfield and Erewash including other areas when and where required. 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, then we want to hear from you.

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely, all contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society.

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