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Alzheimer's Society
Closing date
25 Oct 2021

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The Alzheimer's Society Dementia Connect service provides a highly responsive and individualised information, signposting and support service to people with a diagnosis of dementia and those that care for them. You will be supporting people across Halton, with a combination of home working, community-based home visits, and attendances at groups and meetings.

Advisor Responsibilities:

As a Dementia Adviser you will assist people with dementia and their carers in identifying their needs, providing information and guidance to help maintain their independence and prepare for the future, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them in more control of their lives. You will be part of a highly motivated and supportive team, sharing responsibility of incoming referrals and enquiries through our phone and email.

You will build and maintain relationships with a range of local contacts. This will include networking with health and care professionals, and marketing the Dementia Connect Service, so confidence and professionalism are a must.

Advisor Requirements:

We are looking for a highly motivated individual, with an understanding of dementia and the needs of people affected by dementia. Good knowledge of a range of subjects including health and social care, benefits, lasting powers of attorney and local support services is desirable, alongside a thorough knowledge of dementia.

You may also be expected to contribute to the running of an activity group for people living with dementia as part of this role, so relevant experience of this is desirable.

It is essential you have good communication skills and compassion to build relationships with our service users and to represent their needs to statutory and other voluntary agencies. It is desirable that you have had some experience of working with these types of agencies and feel confident in networking.

You need to have good IT skills, and an ability to use a range of applications for emailing, word processing and data inputting. You will have an understanding of client confidentiality which includes how this is applied when representing client needs.

You will possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) or have demonstrable experience. You will be empathetic and non-judgmental in your approach with a commitment to equal opportunity. This role requires that you are able to travel independently across the Halton Borough.

If this sounds like you and you wish to apply for this role, then we look forward to receiving your application.

About Alzheimer's Society:

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 Advisor
Location: Community Based - Halton
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Part Time, 24 hours per week
Salary: £13,963.20 to £14,813.48 - actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Closing date: 03 November 2021
Interview date: 11 November 2021

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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