Dementia Adviser

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Location: Anglesey

Salary: £19,964 - £20,770 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 19 February 2021

Interview Date: 26 February, 2021 via Zoom

Contact: Hayley Hogan - hayley.hogan@alzheimers.org.uk or 07725 475908

Dementia Adviser

Reference number: VAC1899

Office Location: Community Based in Anglesey

Area role covers: Anglesey

Contract type:  Fixed Term (maternity cover) until Monday 6th December, 2021

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 5pm 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

Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Connect service provides high quality tailored information and support to anyone affected by dementia in the way they need it, when they need it:

  • A specialist telephone based information and navigation service
  • Community based services offering an increased level of support for more complex cases
  • Self-management - our online community (Talking Point) and online service directory are always available 24/7
  • Keeping in Touch Calls - a way of keeping in contact with service users as their journey with dementia progresses

This role is for a Community Based Dementia Adviser working across Anglesey. You will have the rewarding opportunity to provide support and guidance to people with dementia and their carers; helping to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them in more control of their lives. The service is unique to each service user as it is based upon their personal circumstances and support needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To manage referrals, assisting clients in assessing their information and support needs.
  • To maintain and manage a caseload of clients who have dementia or are affected by dementia from appropriate geographical locations. Information and support may be by phone, email, letter, or face to face, at the client’s home or other appropriate location.
  • To provide information regarding services and benefits available and, where appropriate, assist clients in accessing them.
  • When appropriate, to signpost clients to a choice of suitable other sources of help.
  • To develop a proactive approach in reaching people with dementia and carers who may not otherwise access our services

About you

We are looking for an individual an understanding of dementia and the needs of those living with dementia and their carers.  Your ability to assess client needs 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 your caseload of clients effectively. The successful applicant will also possess good IT skills and be able to travel independently across the Anglesey area. You will have knowledge of working alongside volunteers and have an understanding of the valuable contribution volunteers bring to services whilst championing their inclusion in all that we deliver. The ability to speak Welsh is desirable. 

The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS.

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.

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.

 

Additional Information

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Job application guidance

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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