Contract Type: Permanent
Location: The Black Country
Salary: £16,290.40 - £17,282.40 - actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)
Working Hours: 28 per week
Closing Date: 19 September 2021
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Contact: : Lee Allen – Dementia Connect Local Services Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org 07484084656
Reference number: VAC2406
Role area covers: Sandwell
Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 23:59 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.
About the role
This post forms part of a newly commissioned Sandwell Community Dementia Support Service. The Alzheimer’s Society are part of a provider collaborative with 8 other organisations to deliver the local dementia support service across the whole of Sandwell. Partner organisations are: Agewell CIC, Dementia Pathfinders CIC, West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre, Murray Hall Community Trust, St Albans Community Association, BUDS, Age UK and Sandwell Crossroads as the lead provider
We are looking for an empathetic and hardworking individual to join our team. The successful candidates will be working with a variety of professionals across health and social care to provide those affected by dementia in the area the best service possible.
As a Dementia Advisor 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 the Sandwell areas working predominately with complex cases, unusual dementias and young on set dementia.
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 individuals 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. You will need to be confident with using IT due to some support services being held virtually.
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.
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