Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol (Brookland Hall)
Salary: £20,363 - £21,603 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)
Working Hours: 35 per week
Closing Date: 21 October 2021
Interview Date: Interview TBC
Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 12.00 midday on the closing date
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.
Bristol Dementia Wellbeing Service was created as a partnership between Devon Partnership NHS Trust and Alzheimer’s Society to provide the National Health Service provision for people living with dementia in Bristol. This followed a national procurement process led by Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and went live on the 1st October 2014.
About the role
At Alzheimer’s Society, we are passionately committed to creating a dementia movement that inspires people to take action and unite against the UK’s biggest killer.
The Dementia Navigator provides a highly responsive, individualised information and signposting service to people with a diagnosis of dementia and their Carers. It can feel daunting, frightening and challenging to receive a diagnosis of dementia, the Alzheimer’s Society provides information, emotional support and guidance to help people plan for their future and come to terms with their feelings and live well.
This service is extended to support immediate carers and families who are referred to the service and also offers facilitated focus groups, enabling and empowering people with dementia to have their say and feedback about local services.
Alzheimer’s Society and the Dementia Wellbeing Service embrace 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.
We are looking for someone who has an NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) qualification with an understanding of dementia. Your ability to assess a person with dementia along with the understanding of the need for client confidentially is essential to providing a valuable and worthwhile service. To be successful in this role you will have excellent non-judgmental communication skills as well as strong organisational and time management skills in order to manage a large caseload effectively. Experience of record keeping and report writing is required as well as good IT skills.
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.
Please note, that for home-working roles, we require a reliable WiFi connection and a minimum 10Mb/s broadband. For our home-working employees, we currently offer a home-working allowance of £16 pounds a month (full-time).
If you’re experiencing problems applying for this role please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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.