Alzheimer's Society
Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
£19,964 - £20,770 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)
Job description
Dementia Adviser

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.

Dementia Adviser Responsibilities:

We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our Richmond team.

The Dementia Adviser service provides a highly responsive and individualised information, signposting and referral service to people affected by dementia. The Dementia Adviser liaises with doctors and nurses at a memory clinic in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. As a Dementia Adviser you will assist carers and people with dementia in identifying their needs after a dementia diagnosis. This might include providing information and guidance to help maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, telling them about local activities and putting them in more control of their lives. You will be part of a highly motivated and supportive team.

Please note that due to current restrictions in relation to Covid-19 pandemic our dementia advisers are working from home and the support service is restricted to telephone and online work. The post will become community based as restrictions are lifted.

Dementia Adviser Requirements:

We are looking for a highly motivated individual, with an understanding of dementia and the needs of people affected by dementia.

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 and communicate by email and deliver virtual meetings. You will have an understanding of client confidentiality.

You will possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) or have demonstrable experience. You will be empathetic and non-judgmental in your approach with a commitment to equal opportunity. This role requires that you are able to travel independently.

If this sounds like you and you wish to apply, we look forward to receiving your application.

About Alzheimer’s Society:

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.

Position: Dementia Adviser
Location: Richmond and Kingston
Contract type: Full time, Permanent
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: £19,964 - £20,770 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience) (+ London Allowance of £3,600 if applicable)

Closing Date: 11 March 2021
Interview Date: TBC

You may have experience of the following: Dementia Adviser, Care Assistant, Caseworker, Special Needs Assistant, Social Worker, Social Care, Community Care, Helpline Coordinator, Volunteering Officer, Support Worker, Mental Health, Dementia, etc.

Ref: 97366
Posted on: 01 March 2021
Closed date: 12 March 2021
Job ref: 97366
Tags: Advice, Information