Summary: Case Worker
The DIAL project will deliver support to people with dementia in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. This includes older people with dementia and those with early onset dementia. The support will be aimed at reducing social isolation, increasing confidence and improving mental and physical wellbeing.
About Us: Case Worker
Gofal is a leading third sector provider based in Wales providing a range of mental health services. We are a charity motivated and inspired by seeing people making progress within their lives; we work positively to empower people with the confidence, resilience, hope and self-awareness to manage their mental health and take positive steps forward.
The DIAL project supports people with dementia to increase their levels of physical activity and supports them to live well with dementia. This approach is research led and proven to have significant benefits for both the person living with dementia and the people around them. We have an exciting opportunity for a case worker to join the team as we continue to develop this work and evaluate its impact.
We know that people with mental health problems can and do live fulfilled lives. This is why we exist and continue to work towards our vision of ‘Good mental health and wellbeing for all’.
Each year we work with over two thousand people supporting each of them to effectively manage their mental health and make long-lasting changes in the areas of their lives that are currently not working for them. Our ‘whole-person’ philosophy to recovery underpins all our services and projects, which are grouped into the following areas: Crisis Intervention; Home and Family Support; Skills, Learning and Employment; Community Wellbeing
This support will be delivered through the provision of ‘meaningful activity’ based on the individual interests and needs of the people being supported. All of the activities will be underpinned by the aims of encouraging social and community inclusion, promoting physical activity, stimulating the senses, facilitating reminiscence and preventing rapid deterioration of memory. Examples of the activities the project will provide include: walking, cookery, sports, reminiscence therapy, life history books, visits to familiar places, arts and crafts, gardening, yoga, outdoor activities, visiting a sensory garden, day trips etc.
The support will be delivered in a variety of settings to make the service as accessible as possible. These settings, as identified through Gofal’s scoping exercise, include: ward settings, day centres, community settings and in people’s homes (including personal houses, care homes, extra care facilities etc). Activities will either be delivered to a group, or on a one-to-one basis depending on the preferences of the people being supported
Job Description available for download Here
Contract Type: Fixed Term 31-Aug-2019
Location: Remote Working, with the option of having a set base at one of Gofal’s offices.
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