Dementia Cafe Coordinator at Central Swindon North Parish Council
Central Swindon Parish Council are currently recruiting for a Dementia Café Coordinator (to be employed via an agency). The successful candidate will be working 20 Hours per month for 6 months (Sep 2019 – Feb 2020) with an hourly rate of £16.31 being paid.
The Café Coordinator will be responsible for:
- The successful running of the new Dementia Café
- Working closely with the key stakeholders to ensure all sessions and related activities are run successfully.
- Providing information and peer support in an informal setting for individuals with Dementia and their carers.
The successful applicant will be expected to initiate the setting up of a new Community Group or identify an existing group able to sustain the successful running of the Dementia Café and obtain required funding beyond the initial 6 month contract.
Subject to an enhanced DBS check
You will be expected to co-ordinate, organise and facilitate the engaging and safe running of services aimed to inform, educate, and support those affected by dementia.
All sessions should be well designed and allow participants to engage fully to maximise their enjoyment and the beneficial impact, considering the individual needs of group and adjusting the programme as necessary. The role will involve effective service user involvement, co-ordination of volunteers and liaising with relevant statutory and voluntary organisations in the area.
You will have an NVQ Level 3 or equivalent as well as having good organisational skills combined with excellent communication and listening skills. An understanding of the value of the group activities to people living with dementia along with experience in a care and support environment will be essential.
They are looking for someone that has experience in co-ordinating, organising and facilitating group work, particularly focused on peer support and activity groups for individuals that have been affected by dementia. It is desirable that you have experience of co-ordinating volunteers and liaising with statutory and voluntary agencies. Fundraising experience would be an advantage.
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For an informal chat about the post please contact Natasha Perrett, tel: 01793 466499
Applications made by way of CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
CLOSING DATE: Midnight on 11th August 2019
INTERVIEWS DATE:Will be held week commencing 12th August 2019