Dementia Adviser

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Location: Rotherham

Salary: £11,636 - £12, 345 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 20 per week

Closing Date: 05 August 2021

Interview Date: TBC (via Zoom or Teams)

Contact: Donna Craven - donna.craven@alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia Adviser

Reference number: VAC2391

Contract: Fixed term 12 months

Office Location: Community based - Rotherham 

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is midday on Thursday 5th August 2021.

This role requires reasonable access to the Rotherham Metropolitan Borough area and requires regular travel around this area to GP Surgeries, Community Facilities, for home visits and networking. This role is part of the Carers Resilience Service delivered in partnership with Crossroads Care Rotherham working from their office at The Point in Bradmarsh Rotherham, from home and in the community.

Alzheimr'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 role is Community Based and currently predominantly working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, but as Coronavirus restrictions lift, you will be delivering one to one, networking and carers clinics out in the community as well as working in the office and from home.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join the vibrant and experienced Carers Resilience Team, the team consists of staff from Crossroads Care Rotherham and Alzheimer’s Society with the support of Age UK another partner in the service. There are 4 Alzheimer’s Society staff members and operational management of the service is provided by Crossroads Care Rotherham. You will have an understanding of dementia and the needs of carers, you will also need a good understanding of Rotherham and it’s diverse communities.

The Carers Resilience Service involves dedicated members of staff giving one to one support, information and guidance to carers of people with dementia, to help people understand dementia, cope with their day to day caring role and to help them prepare for the future. You will also assist service users to access other services, by signposting and referring. The service is unique to each service user as it is based upon their personal circumstances and support needs. 

About you

You will have a good understanding of dementia and the impact it has on carers and people with dementia. You will need to understand what services support carers and people with dementia in Rotherham both statutory and in the voluntary and community sector and feel confident working with people on a one to one basis both face to face and over the telephone.

It is essential you have good verbal and written communication skills to meet the diverse needs of our community. Your communication skills will also need to include efficient use of IT systems to record data, to manage your diary and communicate by email, you must be able to adapt to changes in IT and be proactive with your learning. You will understand the need for client confidentiality and have a commitment to protecting personal data.

You will possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) or have demonstrable experience. You will be empathetic and non-judgemental in your approach with a commitment to equal opportunity. This role requires that you are able to travel independently. Please note, if you live outside of the Rotherham MBC area, you will only be able to claim travel expenses once you reach the Rotherham MBC area, not from your home.

Your personal statement in your application will help us to understand how your skills and experience make you perfect for the role and it is the key piece of information we use to shortlist, if you feel that you demonstrate the qualities outlined then please let us know how you it in your personal statement.

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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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 £16 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.

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