Dementia Adviser x2
Dementia Adviser x2 A life-changing opportunity Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia. Position: Dementia Adviser x2 Location: Cannock Contract type: Permanent Hours: 35 per week Salary: £19,985.00 per annum (actual) Closing date: 5pm on Thursday 15th March Interview date: between Monday 26th, Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th March About the role: You will be part of a team covering South Staffordshire supporting people with dementia and their carer’s in identifying their needs, maintaining their independence and empowering them to make decisions enabling them to remain in control of their lives. You will be required to provide relevant information in a variety of formats to meet the service users’ needs as well as signposting and/or referring them to appropriate services. To ensure service users continue to live as they want to within their community you will also work with local volunteers who are supporting local communities to be ‘dementia friendly’. For example by telephone, in client’s homes, or in clinics, we anticipate that most of your supported will be provided by telephone. There will be occasions where you may need to attend meetings/groups outside of your contracted hours; there is an expectation that you will travel to London for a Welcome Day, and throughout the West Midlands for other training required for your specific role and responsibilities. You may also be responsible for managing volunteer(s). About you: We are looking for two individuals who possesses NVQ level 3 (or equivalent), with a demonstrable knowledge of dementia and the needs of those living with dementia and their carer’s. Your ability to assess client needs along with the understanding of the need for client confidentiality is essential. To be successful in this role you will have excellent non-judgmental communication skills as well as strong organisational and time management skills in order to manage your referrals effectively. Your IT skills will also need to be of a high calibre, as we keep exemplary computerised data records of our service users. It is desirable that you have experience of working in Health and Social Care with statutory and voluntary agencies and have an understanding of relevant legislation. You must be able to travel independently within the area. Alzheimer’s Society is committed to equal opportunities. You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Social Care, Dementia, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Social Worker, Community Care, Not For Profit, Healthcare Assistant, Care Worker, Vulnerable People, Voluntary Sector, Care Assistant etc. This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.