VAC2908-2809-2810 - Dementia Adviser (Northumberland)

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Community based - Northumberland

Salary: £20,363 - £21,603 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: Full and part time

Closing Date: 04 February 2022

Interview Date: To be confirmed (interviews will be conducted through Zoom or Teams)

Contact: Helen Mayne - Dementia Connect Local Services Manager ( helen.mayne@alzheimers.org.uk or 07484053266 )

VAC2908-2809-2810 - Dementia Adviser (Northumberland)

We have three exciting and rewarding roles available

  1. 35 Hours, South East and Central Northumberland.
  2. 21 Hours, West  Northumberland.
  3. 21 Hours, North Northumberland.

Current funding for these posts has been confirmed for twelve months.

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

Are you an enthusiastic, inspiring, and dedicated individual looking for a rewarding and exciting new role supporting carers of people with a diagnosis of dementia ?

Do you have a passion to make a positive difference in the lives of those affected by dementia?

Do you have great organisational skills, effective time management and engaging but empathetic interpersonal skills?

Do you have experience of delivering information programmes to groups of people?

If this sounds like you, we would love to welcome you to be part of our friendly and supportive team!

About the role.

Delivering one to one out in the community

One-to-one Service -advice and support: Northumberland area:

  • Providing knowledgeable, compassionate, and trusted advice, guidance and support to people affected by dementia. (carers)
  • Helping people understand dementia and how to cope with day to day living whilst preparing for the future.
  • Assessing the needs of people affected by dementia. (carers)
  • Offering advice and support to your clients whether this is in the client's own home, at service offices, out in the community, face to face, phone, letter, or email.
  • You will also assist service users to access other services, providing signposting and referrals.
  • Empowering individuals living with dementia to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them in more control of their lives, making informed choices about their own life.
  • Networking and building meaningful relationships with a wide range of local organisations, promoting Alzheimer’s Society services to help people with a diagnosis to get referred to the service as early as possible.
  • Working closely with Northumberland Community Treatment Team and Primary Care Networks across the county.
  • Delivering Carers information programmes across your area.

 

About you

  • An ability to assess and evaluate client needs along with the understanding of the need for client confidentially is essential to providing a valuable and worthwhile service.
  • Excellent person-centred and non-judgmental communication approach and active listening skills.
  • Great organisational skills to manage your caseload of clients effectively.
  • It is desirable you have experience of coordinating others such as volunteers.
  • Passionate about to putting people affected by dementia at the heart of everything you do, to make the service our best it can be.
  • Great networking and influencing skills.
  • Experience of developing relationships and liaising with statutory and voluntary agencies.
  • Good IT skills and the ability to maintain records and write reports.
  • Be able to travel independently across Northumberland.
  • Qualified to NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) with an understanding of dementia and the needs of those living with dementia and their carers.
  • Coordinating and delivering information groups to carers of people living with dementia .
  • Be able to represent the needs of the organisation externally.

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. 

You can also visit our Working for Us pages, which give you more information about what it’s like to be an employee at the Society.

Additional Information

Job description

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Please note, that for community based roles, we require a reliable WiFi connection and a minimum 10Mb/s broadband. For our community based employees, we currently offer an allowance of £16 pounds a month (full-time).

If you’re experiencing problems applying for this role please contact recruitment@alzheimers.org.uk

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.

Please note: Some of our roles may require a criminal records check. You can find our policy here.

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