VAC3062/3063 - Memory Adviser (Doncaster)

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Community Based

Salary: £20,872- £22,143 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 06 June 2022

Interview Date: To be confirmed (interviews will be conducted through Zoom or Teams)

Contact: Donna Craven - donna.craven@alzheimers.org.uk

VAC3062/3063 - Memory Adviser (Doncaster)

Community Based Worker 

This role requires reasonable access to the Doncaster Metropolitan Borough area and requires regular travel around this area to groups, home visits and for networking.

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 role will be part of a new pre diagnosis service in Doncaster. The service will provide proactive, personalised and co-ordinated support for those concerned about their memory, from initial contact through to diagnosis and into post diagnostic support if a dementia diagnosis is received. It will also provide information, advice and guidance to those who do not receive a dementia diagnosis looking at alternative pathways of support and coping strategies.

As a Memory Advisor you will help to raise the profile of the service working with the local community and health professionals building relationships which will contribute to the develop the referral pathway.

This role is community based and will involve working from home, working in the community and visiting people referred to the service in their home when needed. The role requires you to support people with memory concerns on a one to one basis and if appropriate in a group setting.

About you

Are you an enthusiastic, inspiring and resilient individual? Can you hit the ground running? If you are highly organised, with great time management and interpersonal skills then we’d love you to be part of our team! We are looking for an individual with an understanding of memory problems and dementia and the needs of those concerned about their memory and their supporters. 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 skills in order to manage your caseload of clients effectively. We You will also be committed to putting people affected by memory problems at the heart of everything we do, to make the service our best it can be. You will be speaking to people at all levels across the area so great networking and influencing skills are essential. You should have good IT skills and the ability to embrace occasional changes in IT tools, be able to travel independently and be able to seize opportunities that are presented to you.

Your personal statement in your application will help us to understand how your skills and experience make you perfect for the role and it is the key piece of information we use to shortlist, if you feel that you demonstrate the qualities outlined then please let us know how you it in your personal statement.

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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Additional Information

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is midnight on the closing date.

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