VAC3192 - Dementia Adviser (West Sussex) Part-time

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Chichester and Arun

Salary: £12,523.20 - £13,285.80 actual per annum, rising to £13,976.40 after 9 months of successful service, actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 21 per week

Closing Date: 07 July 2022

Interview Date: TBC (via Zoom/Teams)

Contact: Ryan Tyler - ryan.tyler@alzheimers.org.uk

VAC3192 - Dementia Adviser (West Sussex) Part-time

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Office Location: Community based in West Sussex (Chichester & Arun)

Hours: 21 per week

Are you looking for a rewarding career where every day is different?

Do you have the passion and drive to make a positive difference in peoples lives who are affected by dementia?

Would you like to work within a supportive and compassionate team where we work openly, combining our strengths, helping us to achieve more together?

Yes? then please let us tell you more about the fantastic opportunity we have at Alzheimer’s Society!

About Alzheimer’s Society

We are Alzheimer’s Society, the UK’s leading dementia charity. We are a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for everyone affected by dementia. We provide help and hope.

Dementia can devastate lives, but we won’t stop until we improve everyone’s experience. By 2025, 1 million people will be living with the condition in the UK, and many millions more carers, partners, families and friends are affected.

We provide help - we support people affected by all types of dementia through some of the hardest and most frightening times. Whoever you are, whatever you’re going through, you can turn to us for practical advice, emotional support, and guidance to the best next step.  

We provide hope - we are, and we empower people affected by dementia to be, a leading force for change - using cutting edge research and influencing to push for breakthroughs that’ll change the lives of people affected by dementia, now and in the future.   

Together, we will make sure people living with dementia and their carers live more fulfilled and less fearful lives, free from stigma and inequality.

About you

We are hoping to welcome an approachable and knowledgeable Community Based Dementia Adviser to work across Western, West Sussex (Chichester & Arun). This is an amazing opportunity to have a rewarding career providing support and guidance to people with dementia and their carers.  We strive to help people to maintain independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting people in 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.

We are looking for

  • Working experience of assessing people face to face with an ability to assess their needs.
  • Previous working knowledge of making clinical contacts and networking with various services and providers to offer the widest range of opportunities to those we support.
  • Deliver advice and guidance with a non-judgmental approach and outstanding communication skills.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills to manage your caseload of clients effectively.
  • Experience and knowledge of working alongside volunteers and have the understanding to champion the valuable contribution volunteers bring to services.
  • Good IT skills and be able to travel independently across the West Sussex area.
  • An understanding of dementia and the needs of those living with dementia and their carers would be an advantage but if you have had experience supporting with other challenges this would be taken into consideration.

About the role

Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Connect service provides high quality tailored information and support to anyone affected by dementia in the way they need it, when they need it:

  • A specialist telephone based information and navigation service
  • Community based services offering an increased level of support for more complex cases
  • Self-management - our online community (Talking Point) and online service directory are always available 24/7
  • Keeping in Touch Calls - a way of keeping in contact with service users as their journey with dementia progresses

This role is for a Community Based Dementia Adviser working across Coastal West Sussex. You will have the rewarding opportunity to provide support and guidance to people with dementia and their carers; helping to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them in more control of their lives. The service is unique to each service user as it is based upon their personal circumstances and support needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To manage referrals, assisting clients in assessing their information and support needs.
  • To maintain and manage a caseload of clients who have dementia or are affected by dementia from appropriate geographical locations. Information and support may be by phone, email, letter, or face to face, at the client’s home or other appropriate location.
  • To provide information regarding services and benefits available and, where appropriate, assist clients in accessing them.
  • When appropriate, to signpost clients to a choice of suitable other sources of help.
  • To develop a proactive approach in reaching people with dementia and carers who may not otherwise access our services

The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS.

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.

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

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

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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.

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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