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.
Position: Dementia Adviser
Location: Truro, Cornwall
Contract type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: £20,345 actual per annum
Closing date: 27 June 2019
Interview date: 4 July 2019
About the role:
Our Dementia Support Service in Cornwall & Isles of Scilly is looking for an exceptional, well-motivated individual to join the team. If you have an understanding of working with people affected by dementia and an understanding of their needs, we would like to hear from you. As a Dementia Adviser you will be the first point of contact where you will provide a Countywide responsive and individualised information, signposting and referral service to people with a diagnosis of dementia and those that care for them. You will work closely with a team of Dementia Support Workers who provide support in the East of Cornwall. This could be in the client’s own home, at our office or other locations, face to face, by phone, letter or email.
You will also provide support across various other support provisions including Dementia Adviser Clinics that operate in the East of Cornwall.
We are looking for an individual who possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent). Your ability to assess client needs along with the understanding of the need for client confidentiality is essential. You will have excellent non-judgemental communication skills as well as great organisational and time management skills so you can manage your caseload effectively.
You will be the first point of contact where you will be mostly office based but there is the expectation that you will support dementia adviser clinics and other support provisions in the East of Cornwall, so it is essential that you can travel independently across the County.
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.
Alzheimer’s Society is committed to equal opportunities.
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.