Dementia Adviser x2

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Location: Hull and East Riding

Salary: 35 hours: £20,363 - £21,603, 28 hours £16,290.40 - £17,282.40 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 28 or 35 per week

Closing Date: 22 April 2021

Interview Date: TBC

Contact: Margaret McHugh - margaret.mchugh@alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia Adviser x2

Reference number: VAC2096 and VAC2095

Office Location: Community based in East Riding

Area role covers: East Riding

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

The Dementia Adviser service provides a highly responsive and individualised information, signposting and referral service to people affected by dementia.  As a Dementia Adviser you will assist carers and people with dementia in identifying their needs after a dementia diagnosis. This might include providing information and guidance to help maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, telling them about local activities and putting them in more control of their lives. You will be part of a highly motivated and supportive team.

Please note that due to current restrictions in relation to Covid-19 pandemic our dementia advisers are working from home and the support service is restricted to telephone and online work. The post will become community based as restrictions are lifted.

About you
We are looking for a highly motivated individual, with an understanding of dementia and the needs of people affected by dementia. 

It is essential you have good verbal and written communication skills to meet the diverse needs of our community. Your communication skills will also need to include efficient use of IT systems to record data and communicate by email.  You will have an understanding of client confidentiality.

You will possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent). You will be empathetic and non-judgmental in your approach with a commitment to equal opportunity. This role requires that you are able to travel independently.

If this sounds like you and you wish to apply, we look forward to receiving your application.

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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Please note, that for community based roles, we require a reliable WiFi connection and a minimum 10Mb/s broadband. For our community based employees, we currently offer an 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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