Dementia Adviser

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: South Gloucestershire

Salary: £20,363 - £22,726 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 18 April 2021

Interview Date: 27 and 28 April (via Zoom)

Contact: Lorna Robertson - LRobertson@alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia Adviser

Reference number: VAC2092

Area role covers: Predominantly covering South Gloucestershire but will include working across the whole area - N Somerset, Somerset, Bristol, S Glos and Gloucestershire- from time to time

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 17:00 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 are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and highly professional individual who would like to be part of Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Support Service in South Gloucestershire. This is a great opportunity to join our team as a Dementia Adviser.

The service provides personalised support to people diagnosed with dementia and their carers, helping them to maintain their independence, access services, improve their sense of well-being, and have more control of their lives, by assisting with the identification of needs and providing information and access to relevant services.

The post is home based and provides telephone support and information about services provided both locally and nationally. You will be expected to occasionally attend our groups and other events across the area which covers N Somerset, Somerset, Bristol, S Glos and Gloucestershire.

About you

The Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Support service involves dedicated members of staff giving one to one support, information and guidance to people with dementia or their carers and wider family or friends, to help people understand dementia, cope with day to day living with dementia and prepare for the future.

We are looking for an individual who possesses NVQ level 3 (or equivalent). Your ability to assess client needs along with the understanding of the need for client confidentiality is essential. You will have excellent non-judgmental communication skills as well as great organisational and time management skills so that you can manage your workload effectively.

Good IT skills and experience working with databases are also 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, 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.

Are you someone who can make things happen? Who knows how to get the best out of people? If this sounds like you we can offer you a stimulating and challenging career as part of our growing services team.

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 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 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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