About the role
Covering Thame, Chalgrove, Watlington, Wheatley and Chinnor.
Dementia Advisers (DAs) support people with a diagnosis of dementia, their carers and families. DAs take a holistic approach to support, encouraging person-centred care and providing timely and accurate information and advice. DAs signpost and refer to the right support at the right time across a wide range of services. By enabling clients to access support that they and their family need, we are able to help them live as well as possible for as long as possible in their own homes and remain active in the community.
DAs are primarily home-based, taking referrals within a geographical area and from GP surgeries. They are largely self-managing, happy to work alone and able to use their initiative. In particular, they need to be comfortable working with clients and carers face-to-face via video conferencing, telephone and also visiting clients in their own homes. Each DA will manage their own caseload, working within the service framework and under the guidance of a Locality Manager and the Head of Service. DA’s will also need to support a ‘workstream’ to drive service development and we are particularly interested in someone with experience in Dementia education and awareness raising.
Ideally, we are looking for someone with experience and lots of skills. However, for the right person we can offer a training and development programme, with mentoring support from an experienced DA, a structured induction, and a pathway to an NVQ level three qualification.
We need someone who is comfortable working with older people and with experience of supporting people in a caring or cared for role, preferably caring for people living with dementia.
We are looking someone with the ability to listen and understand a client’s needs, good problem-solving skills, and a positive attitude to learning.
You will need to be highly organised, able to communicate with a wide variety of people and able to show empathy and provide support to those facing challenging circumstances.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the closing date advertised, if we receive sufficient applications.
11th December (screening interview)
17th December 2020 (final interview)
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.