Dementia Adviser

Ashington, UK
18 Sep 2019
25 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Dementia Adviser

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
Location: Ashington
Contract type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 21 per week
Salary: £11,978 to £12,462 (depending on skills and experience)

Closing date: 26 September 2019
Interview date: TBC

About the role:

We have a vacancy for a Dementia Adviser to provide a highly responsive, individualised information and signposting service to people with dementia and their families.

The Dementia Advisor is one of four posts in the Northumberland team. This post covers the west of the County, up to Kielder and across to the Cumbrian border. The team offers advice and information to all people living with dementia, including family carers. They also offer advice and information to those who may be concerned about their memory.

We are looking for a well-motivated, highly organised person with excellent communication and people skills to provide support to people with dementia and their carers. Enabling maintenance of their independence, improving their sense of well-being and putting them more in control of their lives. You will be required to manage referrals and maintain a caseload logging accurate, up to date support plans and records for service users.

About you:

Are you an enthusiastic, inspiring and resilient individual? Can you hit the ground running? Do you enjoy being part of a team and being part of developing something exciting?

You will possess a relevant NVQ Level 3 or have equivalent skills and experience. You will need excellent organisational skills and the ability to work well within a busy service environment. Ideally you will possess an in depth understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers.

You will be speaking to people at all levels in your local area across a diverse community so great networking and influencing skills are essential. You must be able to manage several tasks at once and keep yourself motivated to perform to meet deadlines.

This role involves regular use of IT packages, therefore a good standard of IT is desirable.

You may have experience of the following: Dementia Adviser, Care Assistant, Caseworker, Special Needs Assistant, Social Worker, Social Care, Community Care, Helpline Coordinator, Volunteering Officer, Support Worker, Mental Health, Dementia, etc.