Dementia Adviser

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Preston

Salary: £15,971.20 - £16,616 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 28 per week

Closing Date: 01 October 2020

Interview Date: 8 October 2020

Contact: Chris Lawson - or 07484 089103

Dementia Adviser

Reference number:  VAC1711

Office Location:        Remote working

Area role covers:      Preston

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

We are looking for a well-motivated person with excellent communication and people skills to work as part of the team in Preston providing dementia advice, helping to maintain independence for people affected by dementia, improving sense of well-being, and putting people in more control of their lives. You will be managing referrals and maintaining a caseload delivering personalised support plans and logging accurate records.

This role is community based and we anticipate most of your time will be spent visiting service users or representing Alzheimer’s Society in the community such as at networking events or supporting alongside other services such as Memory Assessment. You will also spend more time working from home than at our office base.

About You

The successful applicant will possess good IT skills, excellent communication skills, an understanding of delivering a service using a person-centred approach and be able to travel independently across Preston.

You will have experience of face-to-face service delivery, a broad understanding of statutory and voluntary services, ensuring independence, choice and control for all those who access our service.

You will possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) or have demonstrable experience and an understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS.

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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