VAC3181 - Dementia Adviser (Luton)

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Location: Community Based

Salary: £20,872 - £22,143 rising to £23,294 after 9 months pro rata per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 28 per week

Closing Date: 03 June 2022

Interview Date: TBC

Contact: Laura Hannibal - laura.hannibal@alzheimers.org.uk

VAC3181 - Dementia Adviser (Luton)

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 5pm on the closing date.

Area role covers: Luton

Contract type: Fixed term funded project

Contract length: 2 Years

About the role

Are you looking for a rewarding and challenging career in supporting people affected by dementia?

Do you feel you could you help people maintain their independence, improve their sense of well-being and enable them to take more control of their lives?

Would you thrive in a stimulating role where every day is different?

If yes, we’d love to tell you more!

We are looking to welcome an approachableenthusiastic and knowledgeable Dementia Support Worker who will focus on work we are undertaking to provide dementia support specifically to those individuals living or caring for someone with dementia in diverse communities across Luton. 

Luton Diverse Community Dementia Support Service is a two-year funded project, with a particular focus on:

  • Raising awareness of dementia, to reduce stigma, offering timely and culturally appropriate information on support and service.
  • Provide dementia support for people with a diagnosis, their carers, and their wider family from communities that traditionally have been underrepresented in the past
  • Role manage Community Link Volunteers to enable us to extend our reach people who may have previously been isolated by language, accessibility needs, identity, or background. 
  • Deliver education sessions and peer support groups to people living with dementia, their carers and family members.

Your role will include:

  • Supporting people to access vital services
  • Improving people’s sense of well-being, enabling them to have more control over their lives
  • Assisting with the identification of needs and provide information and access to relevant services
  • Promoting our amazing service and build relationships with a range of health and social care professionals
  • Supporting people affected by dementia with the transition from hospital back to ‘home’

This is an amazing and highly rewarding opportunity to provide support and guidance to people living with dementia and their carers. We strive to help people maintain their independence, improve their sense of well-being, and put them more control of their own lives. We promote a person-centred service so that our support is unique to each individual based upon their own aspirations and needs.

About you

You will have:

  • A passion for supporting people to maintain their independence, improve their sense of well-being, and help them take more control of their lives
  • A solid and compassionate understanding of the needs of people affected by dementia
  • The ability to work inclusively with people affected by dementia, along with an understanding of the need for client confidentially
  • Great communication skills, adapting your approach to ensure understanding at all levels
  • Effective networking and influencing skills and the ability to manage several tasks at once and keep yourself motivated to perform under pressure
  • Good IT skills and experience working with databases
  • The ability to travel across the geographical area independently if/when required 

About Alzheimer’s Society

We are the UK's leading dementia charity. Every day, we work tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. We provide expert information, training, and support services to all those who need our help. And we are creating a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice.

Until the day we find a cure, Alzheimer's Society will be here for anyone affected by dementia - wherever they are, whatever they're going through. Everything we do is informed and inspired by them.

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 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 £26 pounds a month (full-time).

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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