Dementia Adviser

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Stoke on Trent

Salary: £11,978.40 - £12,462.00 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 21 per week

Closing Date: 03 December 2020

Interview Date: 14 December (via Zoom)

Contact: Louise Walker - 07541761116 or louise.walker@alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia Adviser

Reference number:  VAC1850

Office Location:  Community Based

Area role covers: North Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 12pm 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 Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Adviser service provides a highly responsive and individualised information, signposting and referral service to people with a diagnosis of dementia and those that care for them.

As a Dementia Adviser you will assist people with dementia and their carers in identifying their needs, providing individuals with support and help to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them in more control of their lives.

It will be important to ensure any helpful information is received and understood by the service user as well as helping them to access the appropriate services and contact the right people for the help they need. You will develop and contribute to a database of local information, ensuring continual improvement of the service and growth in organisational knowledge.

This role will require you to build relationships with a range of local contacts. You will network with health and care professionals, marketing the Dementia Adviser service to help people with a diagnosis to get referred to the service as early as possible. As well as developing networks with partner organisations who also work in the field of dementia to promote the aim of empowering individuals living with dementia to make informed choices

About you

We are looking for an individual who possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) with an understanding of dementia and the needs of those living with dementia and their carers. 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 and time management skills in order to manage your caseload of clients effectively.

Are you someone who can work well as part of a team and are passionate about improving the quality of life for people living with dementia? Then take the first step and apply today. 

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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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.

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