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Employment Opportunity: Downham Dementia Support Association - Dementia Co Ordinator - Deadline: 24th January

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Community Action Norfolk are sharing this on behalf of Downham Dementia Support Association, please contact them directly with any queries. 

Downham Dementia Support Association - Dementia Project Co-ordinator

Downham Dementia Support Association is looking to appoint a Dementia Project Co-ordinator to take the work of the Association forward in the new decade.

The Association has a simple mission and vision and is looking to develop its work to ensure that Downham Market and the surrounding area becomes a Dementia Friendly Community that welcomes and supports those with dementia and their care givers. This will include managing the work of Dementia Cafés and our highly dedicated team of volunteers.

Pay - The Dementia Project Co-ordinator will be paid between £13 – £15 per hour depending on qualifications and experience

Hours - The post is a part time one, up to a maximum of 25 hours per month with 16 hours per month guaranteed as core hours.  The post is home based.  Dementia Cafés are held in the Methodist Church premises in Paradise Road, Downham Market.

Duties

  • Identifying potential volunteers.  Recruiting, supporting and working with volunteers to run dementia cafés.
  • Identifying, planning, developing and delivering training for volunteers and those interested in the work of the Association
  • Promoting the work of the Café to the wider community
  • Identifying the needs of people with Dementia and their carers and arranging suitable activities for them both in café sessions and outings
  • Liaising with agencies (both statutory and voluntary) to provide relevant information for people living with Dementia and their carers, and signposting where appropriate to those agencies for ongoing support
  • Developing and maintaining a resource bank
  • Maintaining accurate records
  • Undertaking personal development and training to enhance the role of Dementia Project Coordinator as required
  • Any other duties commensurate with the post

The successful applicant will have

  • The ability to develop a positive community response to the issues of Dementia and pro-actively seek solutions to address the issues faced by individuals diagnosed with dementia and their carers
  • The ability to lead and motivate individuals and teams
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • The ability to work with and relate to a wide range of people
  • Good IT skills and knowledge of social media

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in making a difference in their community to be involved in this worthwhile project which will improve the lives of people living with Dementia and their carers.  To find out more or to request an application form contact

  • The Association Chairman Joan Alfred on 01366384673

Or

  • The Association Vice Chairman Richard Ehlers on 01366388830

Closing date 5.00 p.m 24th January

Interviews w/c 10th February