Alzheimer's Society
£20,872 - £22,143 pro rota (depending on skills and experience)
Job description
Dementia Advisor

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Home based.
Salary: £20,872 - £22,143 pro rota (depending on skills and experience)
Working Hours: 28 per week

Closing Date: 07 June 2022
Interview Date: TBC

Please note, the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 12:00pm on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

About Us:

Who we are

The Alzheimer’s Society are a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for everyone affected by dementia.

What we want

We will not rest until people with dementia and their carers live more fulfilled and less fearful lives, free from stigma and inequality.

What we do

We support people affected by dementia through some of the hardest and most frightening times, to improve their lives and help to avoid crisis.

No matter whoever you are, whatever you’re going through, you can turn to Alzheimer’s Society/us for expert support through practical advice, emotional support, and guidance for the best next step.

We join forces with people affected by dementia, leading scientists and policy makers, amplifying voices to push for cutting edge breakthroughs and societal change that’ll improve the lives of people affected by dementia, now and in the future

How we do it

We’re the friendly face of support, the warm voice at the end of the phone and the determined minds who will fight passionately for the cause of everyone affected by dementia.

About the role

The Dementia Advice Service provides a highly responsive and individualised information, signposting and referral service to people affected by dementia.

You will;

- Assist people with dementia and their carers in identifying their needs, providing information and guidance to help maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them in more control of their lives.
- Be part of a highly motivated and supportive team, sharing responsibility of some admin tasks, including duty telephone coverage.
- Build relationships with a range of local contacts, networking with health and care professionals, marketing the Dementia Support Service and providing dementia support within GP practices to help people with a diagnosis get referred to the service as early as possible.
- Develop networks and pathways with partner organisations who work in the field of dementia, ensuring seamless and consistent support and empowering individuals affected by dementia to make informed choices.
- Provide support face-to-face, by telephone and online.

About you

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

You will;

- Be empathetic and non-judgmental in your approach with a commitment to equal opportunity.
- Have good communication skills to meet the diverse needs of our community and represent their needs to statutory and other voluntary agencies.
- Have a sound knowledge of IT systems to record data, write reports and communicate by email.
- Understand client confidentiality and how this is applied when representing client needs.
- Preferably had some experience of working with a wide variety of relevant agencies.
- Possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) or have demonstrable experience.
- Have the ability and means able to travel independently.

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: 133 280
Posted on: 24 May 2022
Closed date: 07 June 2022 at 01:00
Job ref: 133280
Tags: Support Worker