VAC3300 - Dementia Adviser (Central Lancashire) – Part Time FTC April 2023

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Location: Community Based

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

Working Hours: 28 Per Week

Closing Date: 07 July 2022

Interview Date: 13th July 2022, via Zoom/Teams

Contact: Chris Lawson - chris.lawson@alzheimers.org.uk or 07484 089103

VAC3300 - Dementia Adviser (Central Lancashire) – Part Time FTC April 2023

Please note, the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 11pm on the closing date.

Location: Community-based in Central Lancashire, with some homeworking elements.

Contract: Fixed term contract until 30th April 2023

About Us:

Who we are

  • The Alzheimer’s Society are a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for everyone affected by dementia.
    What we want
  • We will not rest until people with dementia and their carers live more fulfilled and less fearful lives, free from stigma and inequality.

What we do

  • We support people affected by dementia through some of the hardest and most frightening times, to improve their lives and help to avoid crisis.
  • No matter whoever you are, whatever you’re going through, you can turn to Alzheimer’s Society/us for expert support through practical advice, emotional support, and guidance for the best next step
  • We join forces with people affected by dementia, leading scientists and policy makers, amplifying voices to push for cutting edge breakthroughs and societal change that’ll improve the lives of people affected by dementia, now and in the future

How we do it

  • We’re the friendly face of support, the warm voice at the end of the phone and the determined minds who will fight passionately for the cause of everyone affected by dementia

About the role

We are looking to welcome an approachable, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable, community-based Dementia Adviser to join our supportive and compassionate team, focusing on supporting people affected by dementia across Central Lancashire – Chorley, South Ribble, and Greater Preston. This is a community-based role with some homeworking elements.

There is no direct care element to our role. We provide advice, support and guidance to people affected by dementia, passionately promoting their independence, improving sense of well-being, putting people in more control of their lives.

This is a great opportunity to join our passionate and empathetic team providing personalised advice and support to people diagnosed with dementia and their carers and to promote our service and build relationships with a range of health and social care professionals in the voluntary and private sector.

What you will do;

  • Offering a vital, compassionate advice service to support and guide those affected by dementia - in person and by phone
  • Provide community based, face to face for an increased level of support for more complex cases.
  • Managing referrals, assisting clients in assessing their information and support needs in a person-centred manner.
  • Problem solving – helping people find ways to better live around symptoms and challenges that come from their dementia.
  • Providing knowledgeable and trusted information regarding services and benefits available and, where appropriate, assist clients in accessing them.
  • Facilitating group services for people with dementia and for carers
  • Networking local services to strengthen a Dementia Friendly Community
  • Developing a proactive approach in reaching people with dementia and carers who may not otherwise access our services.

What we do;

  • We support people affected by dementia through some of the hardest and most frightening times, to improve their lives and help to avoid crisis.
  • No matter whoever you are, whatever you’re going through, you can turn to Alzheimer’s Society/us for expert support through practical advice, emotional support, and guidance for the best next step
  • We join forces with people affected by dementia, leading scientists and policy makers, amplifying voices to push for cutting edge breakthroughs and societal change that’ll improve the lives of people affected by dementia, now and in the future

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.

Additional Information

If suitable applicants apply we may close this role early – please submit your details ASAP to avoid disappointment!

Job description

Values & behaviours

Job application guidance

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).

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. This means ensuring our recruitment processes are barrier-free and inclusive as possible to everyone. We will make adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application process, please contact us at recruitment@alzheimers.org.uk.

Please note: Some of our roles may require a criminal records check. You can find our policy here.

Recruitment agencies – please note we are not accepting any speculative CVs and communications from external recruiters. For more information, please contact the Recruitment Team: recruitment@alzheimers.org.uk

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