Dementia Navigator

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Bristol

Salary: £11,978.40 - £12,462 (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 21 per week

Closing Date: 24 January 2020

Interview Date: 5 February 2020

Contact: Sally Price - sally.price1@nhs.net or 07789938777

Dementia Navigator

Reference number:   VAC1114

Office Location:        North Bristol

Area role covers:      Travel throughout North Bristol and service area

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 1pm on the closing date

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.

About the role

The dementia navigator provides a highly responsive, individualised information and signposting service to people with a diagnosis of dementia. It can feel daunting, frightening and challenging to receive a diagnosis of dementia. But the Alzheimer’s Society provides information, emotional support and guidance to help people plan for their future and come to terms with their feelings and live well. This service is extended to support immediate carers and families who are referred to the service.

About you

We are looking for someone who has an NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) qualification with an understanding of dementia. Your ability to assess a person with dementia 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 a large caseload effectively.  Experience of record keeping and report writing is required as well as good IT skills.

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

Are you someone who can make things happen? Who knows how to get the best out of people? If this sounds like you we can offer you a stimulating and challenging career as part of our growing services team.

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

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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.

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

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