Dementia Adviser

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Merton

Salary: ​£19,964 - £20,770 (plus London Allowance of £3,600)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 15 November 2019

Interview Date: TBC

Contact: Bill Gibbons - or 07803 115775

Dementia Adviser

Reference: VAC1010

Location: Merton

Please note this role closes at 23:59PM.

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. Dementia devastates lives. By 2021, 1 million people will be living with the condition. But dementia won't win. Until the day we find a cure, Alzheimer's Society will be here for anyone affected by dementia - wherever they are, whatever they're going through. Everything we do is informed and inspired by them.

About the role

We’re looking for someone to join our friendly and busy team as a Dementia Adviser in Merton. If you have an understanding of working with people affected by dementia and their needs, we would like to hear from you. The post is based in a new, purpose-built Hub in Mitcham, which is close to local transport and amenities. Parking is available too.

You will provide a responsive and individualised information, signposting and referral service to people with a diagnosis of dementia and those that care for them. This could be in the client's own home, at our office, face to face, by phone, letter or email. This role involves working closely with health professionals and people at the point of diagnosis and leading small groups involving those affected by dementia.

About you

We are looking for an individual who possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent).  Your ability to assess client needs along with the understanding of the need for client confidentially is essential. You will have excellent non-judgmental communication skills as well as great organisational and time management skills so you can manage your caseload of clients effectively.

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, 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.

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