Dementia Adviser

Recruiter
Alzheimer's Society
Location
Halifax, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Sep 2019
Closes
22 Sep 2019
Ref
1266624627
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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: Halifax, West Yorkshire
Contract type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: £19,964 to £20,770 depending on skills and experience

Closing date: 29 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.

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.

You will also be responsible for running a weekly wellbeing café alternatively in the BD2 and Ilkley areas alongside a team of volunteers, this will entail you ensuring the venue, refreshments and entertainment run smoothly and acting as a host for the event ensuring all are included.

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 and communication 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 also have the ability 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.

The role covers Bradford, Airedale and Wharfedale with additional travel to and from Halifax, therefore ability and willingness to travel independently is essential.

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

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