Dementia Adviser

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Halifax

Salary: £19,964 – £20,770 (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 29 September 2019

Interview Date: TBC

Contact: paul.smithson@alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia Adviser

Reference number: VAC16472

Office Location: Halifax (Home working may be considered)

Area role covers: Bradford, Airedale and Wharfedale

Please note, the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is at 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

We have a vacancy for a Dementia Adviser to provide a highly responsive, individualised information and signposting service to people with dementia and their families. 

We are looking for a well-motivated, highly organised person with excellent communication and people skills to provide support to people with dementia and their carers. Enabling maintenance of their independence, improving their sense of well-being and putting them more in control of their lives. You will be required to manage referrals and maintain a caseload logging accurate, up to date support plans and records for service users.

You will also be responsible for running a weekly wellbeing café alternatively  in the BD2  and Ilkley areas alongside a team of volunteers, this will entail you ensuring the venue, refreshments and entertainment run smoothly and acting as a host for the event ensuring all are included.

Previous candidates are welcome to apply.

About you

Are you an enthusiastic, inspiring and resilient individual? Can you hit the ground running?  Do you enjoy being part of a team and being part of developing something exciting?

You will possess a relevant NVQ Level 3 or have equivalent skills and experience. You will need excellent organisational and communication skills and the ability to work well within a busy service environment. Ideally you will possess an in depth understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers.

You will be speaking to people at all levels in your local area across a diverse community so great networking and influencing skills are essential. You must also have the ability to manage several tasks at once and keep yourself motivated to perform to meet deadlines.

This role involves regular use of IT packages; therefore a good standard of IT is desirable

The role covers Bradford, Airedale and Wharfedale with additional travel to and from Halifax, therefore ability and willingness to travel independently is essential.

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

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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