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Dementia Advisor

Employer
hireful
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
1 Oct 2021

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Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
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Are you passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of people affected by dementia?Do you want a career where every day is different and full of reward?Could you be a part of supporting and empowering people and their families with expert guidance and advice?Yes? Well, our client would love to hear from you!Dementia Advisor Responsibilities:The Tees Valley Dementia Support Service provides a highly responsive and individualised information, signposting and referral service to people affected by dementia. You will;• Assist people with dementia and their carers in identifying their needs, providing information and guidance to help maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them in more control of their lives.• Be part of a highly motivated and supportive team, sharing responsibility for some Group Activities and coordinating volunteers.• Build relationships with a range of local contacts, networking with health and care professionals, marketing the Tees Valley Dementia Support Service and providing dementia support.• Develop networks and pathways with partner organisations who work in the field of dementia, ensuring seamless and consistent support and empowering individuals affected by dementia to make informed choices.• Provide support face-to-face, by telephone and online.• You will be delivering one to one services out in the community (predominantly working from home until Coronavirus restrictions fully lift).Dementia Advisor Requirements:They are looking for a highly motivated individual, with an understanding of dementia and the needs of people affected by dementia.You will;• Be empathetic and non-judgmental in your approach with a commitment to equal opportunity.• Be passionate about putting people affected by dementia at the heart of everything you do, to make the service the best it can be.• It is desirable that you have knowledge and experience of Adult and Children Safeguarding, Information Governance policies and procedures and statutory laws such as the Mental Capacity Act• Have good communication skills to meet the diverse needs of their community and represent their needs to statutory and other voluntary agencies.• Have a sound knowledge of IT systems to record data, write reports and communicate by email and great organisational skills to manage your caseload of clients effectively.• Understand client confidentiality and how this is applied when representing client needs.• Preferably had some experience of working with a wide variety of relevant agencies.• Possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) or have demonstrable experience.• Due to the nature of this role you will be expected to have the ability and means to travel independently around the Tees Valley area• Duties are predominately based in Tees Valley but you will be part of a wider area team and may be required to support remotely at times.• The role will require and enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Scheme) checkAbout our client:They are the UK's leading dementia charity. They provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.Position: Dementia AdvisorLocation: Community Based - Tees ValleyContract type: PermanentHours: Part Time, 21 hours per weekSalary: £12,217.80 - £12,961.80 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)Closing date: 23 September 2021Interview date: TBCYou 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.Ref: 102 587
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