Dementia Adviser

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Herefordshire

Salary: £19,964 - £20,770 depending on skills and experience

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 12 December 2019

Interview Date: Thursday 19 December 2019

Contact: David Johnson – David.Johnson@alzheimers.org.uk or 07593131916

Dementia Adviser

Reference number:      VAC1055

Office Location:            Hereford

Area role covers:          Herefordshire

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 12:00 noon on the closing date

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.

We are the UK's leading dementia charity. Every day, we work tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. We provide expert information, training, and support services to all those who need our help. And we are creating a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice.

About the role

We are looking for an empathetic and hardworking individual to join our team in Herefordshire. The successful candidate will be working with a variety of professionals across health and social care to provide those affected by dementia the best service possible.

As a Dementia Adviser you will support people with dementia and their carer’s in identifying their needs, maintaining their independence and empowering them to take make decisions enabling them to remain in control of their lives. You will be required to provide relevant information in a variety of formats to meet the service users’ needs as well as signposting and/or referring them to appropriate services. You will be part of a team covering Herefordshire.

About you

It is not essential, but previous experience of working with people affected by Dementia is desirable. You will also need to have experience of working within health and social care.

We are looking for an individual who possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent), with a demonstrable knowledge of dementia and the needs of those living with dementia and their carer’s. Your ability to assess client needs along with the understanding of the need for client confidentiality is essential.

To be successful in this role you will have excellent non-judgmental communication and listening skills as well as strong organisational and time management skills in order to manage your referrals effectively.

Experience of working with statutory and voluntary agencies would be beneficial. Add to that your ability to travel independently and work flexibly when necessary and you will quickly establish yourself as a vital member of our team.

Your IT skills will also need to be of a high calibre, as we keep comprehensive computerised data records of our service users.

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.

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

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