Dementia Adviser

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Bradford and District

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

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 01 July 2021

Interview Date: W/C 12 July 2021

Contact: Bev Burne - bev.burne@alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia Adviser

Reference number: VAC2281

Office location: Bradford, West Yorkshire. This is a community based role and the employee will be expected to work from home.

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is midday on Thursday 1st July 2021.

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.

About the role

Alzheimer’s Society Bradford’s Dementia Support Service involves dedicated members of staff giving one to one support, information and guidance to people with dementia or their carers and wider family or friends, to help people understand dementia, cope with day to day living with dementia and prepare for the future. We are at the core of ensuring that people affected by dementia across Bradford District have access to a clear and supportive pathway throughout their journey with dementia.

As a Dementia Adviser with our Bradford Team you will have the rewarding opportunity to provide support and guidance to people with dementia and their carers; helping to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them in more control of their lives. You will also assist service users to access other services, by signposting and referring. The service is unique to each service user as it is based upon their personal circumstances and support needs. 

You will also have the opportunity to support our local Dementia Cafés, Peer Support groups and Singing for the Brain groups alongside delivering group training.  

Please note that due to current restrictions in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic our Dementia Advisers are working from home and the support service is restricted to telephone and virtual delivery with limited home visits/physical group activity. The post will become community based as restrictions are lifted.

About you

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join the vibrant and experienced Bradford Team, which consists of eleven staff members who are keenly supported by eight enthusiastic volunteers. You will have an understanding of dementia and the needs of people affected by dementia. You will have a good understanding of the diverse cultures within Bradford.

It is essential you have good verbal and written communication skills to meet the diverse needs of our community. Your communication skills will also need to include efficient use of IT systems to record data and communicate by email and deliver virtual services. You will understand the need for client confidentiality.

You will possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) or have demonstrable experience. You will be empathetic and non-judgemental in your approach with a commitment to equal opportunity. This role requires that you are able to travel independently. Please note, if you live outside of Bradford District, you will only be able to claim travel expenses once you reach Bradford District, not from your home.

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

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 is like to be an employee at the Society.

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Please note, that while working at home due to the pandemic restrictions, a reliable WiFi connection is required and a minimum 10Mb/s broadband. A home-based allowance of £16 per month will be provided.  

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. This means ensuring our recruitment processes are barrier-free and inclusive as possible to everyone. We will make adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application process, please contact us at recruitment@alzheimers.org.uk.

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

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