Birmingham, West-Midlands
£25,300 - £27,628 actual per annum
Job description
Supervisor – Dementia Telephone Advisors

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this role is 23:59 on the closing date.

We are the UK's leading dementia charity. Every day, we work tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. We provide expert information, training, and support services to all those who need our help. And we are creating a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice.

Supervisor Responsibilities:

We have developed an exciting and innovative new service delivery model ‘Dementia Connect’ which has 5 main elements:

• A specialist telephone based information and navigation service
• Community based services offering an increased level of support for more complex cases
• Self-management - our online community (Talking Point) and online service directory are always available 24/7
• Keeping in Touch Calls - a way of keeping in contact with service users as their journey with dementia progresses

This role is a Supervisor working in our telephone based service; you will line manage a team of Advisers who are the first point of contact via phone, letter, email or social media, for people affected by dementia assessing their needs and identifying desired outcomes.

As a Dementia Adviser Supervisor (Telephone) you will manage your team to ensure the provision of a highly responsive, individualised information and signposting service to people with a diagnosis of dementia as the first priority for the service and provide an extended information and signposting service to immediate carers, families and friends of the people who are referred to the service.

Supervisor Requirements:

We are looking for empathetic, motivated and professional individuals. You will join a team of people who are passionate to improve the life opportunities of people living with dementia and those close to them; and who are committed to learning from and supporting each other.

You will have an understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers and direct experience of working in a supervisory role in a telephone and e-mail based service. You will have excellent spoken and written English, and strong active listening and questioning skills. You will have the ability to coach, mentor and support staff, getting the best out of them. An NVQ level 4 or equivalent in a health and social care related subject would be an advantage.

You will have experience of managing staff as well as strong IT skills and the ability to use management data to ensure KPIs and standards of service are met. Ideally you will have experience of integrated telephony systems.

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.

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.

Position: Dementia Advisor Supervisor (Telephone)
Location: Birmingham
Contract type: Permanent, Full Time
Hours: 35 per week including approximately one week in four providing evening and weekend cover as part of Supervisor team rota
Salary: £25,300 - £27,628 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Closing date: 31 January 2021
Interview date: 04 February 2021

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, NFP, Not for Profit, Charity, Senior Support Worker, Supervisor, Team Leader, etc.
Posted on: 18 January 2021
Closed date: 01 February 2021
Job ref: 96428
Tags: Advice, Information, Social Work