Dementia Adviser

Employer
Alzheimer's Society
Location
Durham, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
26 Sep 2020

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Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
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Dementia Adviser

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 5pm on the closing date

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025.

Dementia Adviser Responsibilities:

The Alzheimer's Society Dementia Adviser service provides a highly responsive and individualised information, signposting and referral service to people with a diagnosis of dementia and those that care for them.

As a Dementia Adviser you will assist people with dementia and their carers in identifying their needs, providing individuals with support and help to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them in more control of their lives.

It will be important to ensure any helpful information is received and understood by the service user as well as helping them to access the appropriate services and contact the right people for the help they need. You will develop and contribute to a database of local information, ensuring continual improvement of the service and growth in organisational knowledge.

This role will require you to build relationships with a range of local contacts. You will network with health and care professionals, marketing the Dementia Adviser service to help people with a diagnosis to get referred to the service as early as possible. As well as developing networks with partner organisations who also work in the field of dementia to promote the aim of empowering individuals living with dementia to make informed choices.

Dementia Adviser Requirements:

Are you someone who can work well as part of a team and are passionate about improving the quality of life for people living with dementia? Are you an enthusiastic, inspiring and resilient individual? Can you hit the ground running?

We are looking for an individual who possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) with an understanding of dementia and the needs of those living with dementia and their carers. Your ability to assess client needs along with the understanding of the need for client confidentially is essential to providing a valuable and worthwhile service. 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 caseload of clients effectively. You should have good IT skills, be able to travel independently and be able to seize opportunities that are presented to you.

If you are highly organised, driven, with great time management and interpersonal skills and able to travel independently across County Durham then we'd love you to be part of our team!.

About Alzheimer's Society:

Alzheimer's Society embraces diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of our people. We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do.

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely, all contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society.

Position: Dementia Advisor
Location: Durham and Chester-le-Street - Remote Working
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: £19,964 - £20,770 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Closing date: 24th September 2020
Interview date: TBC

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, NFP, Not for Profit, Charity etc
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