Dementia Adviser

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Barnet

Salary: £19,964 - £20,770 (depending on skills and experience) + London allowance of £3,600

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 26 September 2019

Interview Date: TBC

Contact: Yasmin.Hamaida@alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia Adviser

Reference number: VAC16382

Area role covers: Barnet

Please note, the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 23:59 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 Dementia A​dviser service is available to people who have received a diagnosis of dementia, or are in the process of receiving a diagnosis. Dementia advisers provide support to understand key information around a diagnosis of dementia and what this may mean for the service user and family.

The successful candidate will provide a highly responsive, individualised information and signposting service to people with a diagnosis of dementia. You will also provide an extended information and signposting service to immediate carers, families and friends of the people who are referred to the service.

You will market the Dementia Adviser Service and develop a network of support from health and care professionals who will refer people with a diagnosis to the service.

Co-located with the CMHT Memory Service in Barnet, the Dementia Adviser will be responsible for supporting all new referrals through the health pathway. The Dementia Adviser offers a point of contact for all people during the process of getting a diagnosis and also works after diagnosis assist people with dementia and their carers in identifying their needs. You will provide people with support and help to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being and help them to stay in control of their lives.

About you

We are looking for individuals educated to NVQ level 3 or equivalent (or demonstrable experience) with the following skills (those marked with a * are desirable):

  • Good organising and time management skills
  • Experience of face-to-face service delivery
  • An understanding of dementia*
  • An understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers *
  • Experience of working with statutory and voluntary agencies *
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, including the Health & Safety and the Mental Capacity Act *
  • Experience of record keeping and report writing
  • An understanding of the need for client confidentiality

A good standard of IT skills is a pre-requisite of the role. You will also need to be able to travel the area independently.

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

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.

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