Dementia Adviser

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Location: Community Based

Salary: £15,126.80 - £16,047.94 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 26 per week

Closing Date: 10 December 2021

Interview Date: 16th December 2021

Contact: Margaret McHugh - margaret.mchugh@alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia Adviser

Reference Number: VAC2655

Office Location: Community based in East Riding

Area role covers: East Riding

Contract type: Fixed term for 12 Months.

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

The Dementia Adviser service provides a highly responsive and individualised information, signposting and referral service to people affected by dementia.   This role will involve working in the community talking to people worried about their memory and supporting them to access appropriate services .  As a Dementia Adviser you will also assist carers and people with dementia in identifying their needs after a dementia diagnosis.  This might include providing information and guidance to help maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, telling them about local activities and putting them in more control of their lives. You will be part of a highly motivated and supportive team.  This role is fixed term for one year.

About you

We are looking for a highly motivated individual, with an understanding of dementia and the needs of people affected by dementia. 

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.  You will have an understanding of client confidentiality.

You will possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent). 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 area as you will be providing services in community venues.

Experience of delivering services in the community would be beneficial in this role.

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’s like to be an employee at the Society.

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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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