Dementia Adviser

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Community Based

Salary: £20,363 - £21,603 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 26 September 2021

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Contact: Nicola Eveleigh - nicola.eveleigh@alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia Adviser

 Reference number: VAC2523

Area role covers: Community based across Gloucestershire

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is midnight 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 Adviser Service in Gloucestershire.

The Dementia Adviser Service provides support to people with a dementia diagnosis and their carers within their community. Our dedicated team provide information, advice and signposting to support people to live well with dementia and prepare for the future.

About you

The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills and have an understanding of delivering a service using the person centred approach. They 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. They will be committed to supporting people with dementia to live better lives.

You will possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) or have demonstrable experience and understanding of the needs of people with dementia and those who care for them. You will be an empathetic person with excellent communication skills and have the ability to assess and evaluate the needs of service users.

This role requires you to be extremely comfortable connecting with others and talking to a wide range other health care professionals and related statutory and voluntary organisations. You will recognise that you can’t do it all yourself and that collaborating with our partner agencies is essential in meeting the needs of people affected by dementia.

You will have good IT and telephone skills and be comfortable using an electronic client records system and understand the importance of data protection.

You can 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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