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Dementia Adviser

Dyfed (On-site)
£22,125 - £23,472 Per Annum
Job description
Closing Date: 2nd November 2023. 
Location: Home and community based Pembrokeshire, West Wales.
Contract: Fixed Term Contract – end of March 2024. 
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 the role

We have an exciting opportunity to join our talented Dementia Support team in West Wales as a Dementia Adviser. You will have the rewarding experience of providing information, guidance and support to people affected by dementia across Pembrokeshire.

As a Dementia Adviser, you will:

- Help people affected by dementia to maintain their independence, improve their sense of well-being and enable them to take more control of their lives. 
- Work closely with health, adult social care and third sector colleagues assessing, signposting, and providing information and guidance to support people affected by dementia.
- Build robust working relationships and develop networking opportunities with a range of local partners and community organisations. 
- Create pathways with partner organisations who work in the field of dementia, ensuring seamless, holistic consistent support and empowering individuals to make informed choices.  
- Provide dementia support face-to-face, by telephone and online.
- Work closely with external services, such as Memory Assessment Services and Older Peoples Mental Health Team.

About you

We are looking to welcome a kind, approachable, passionate, and knowledgeable community-based Dementia Adviser who will focus on supporting people affected by Dementia across Pembrokeshire. 

You will have:

- A passion for supporting people to maintain their independence, improve their sense of well-being, and help them take more control of their lives.
- A solid and compassionate understanding of the needs of people affected by dementia.
- The ability to work inclusively with people affected by dementia, along with an understanding of the need for client confidentially.
- Great communication skills, adapting your approach to ensure understanding at all levels.
- Effective networking and influencing skills and the ability to manage several tasks at once and keep yourself motivated to perform under pressure.
- Good IT skills and experience working with databases and virtual meeting software (e.g., MS Teams and Zoom)
- The ability to travel across Pembrokeshire independently.

The successful candidate must live within, or a reasonable distance from, the borders of Pembrokeshire. Travel expenses will only be claimable within Pembrokeshire (except for role requirements for travel elsewhere). The ability to speak Welsh is desirable.

About Alzheimer's Society

At Alzheimer's Society, we believe passionately that life doesn't end when dementia begins. We are here for anyone affected by dementia, and we do everything we can to keep people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most.
Everything we do is shaped by people affected by dementia. Their knowledge and experience are critical to bringing about real-world solutions. From choosing the most promising research through to telling their stories to raise awareness; they are the heart of this organisation.
Our Values
We are Determined to make a difference when and where it matters most, by being passionate, focussed and making a lasting impact for people affected by dementia.
Every one of us is a Trusted expert, listening, learning and using evidence and experience. We are Better together by being open, combining our strengths, helping us to achieve more together. We are Compassionate, we are kind and honest, and we don’t shy away from challenges.

Through our values we will make the greatest difference for people affected by dementia.

Equal Opportunities
We want everyone we work with, as a colleague, volunteer, supporter, or someone we support, to feel included and that they belong at Alzheimer's Society.

We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do. During your recruitment process we want to make sure that you bring your whole self and be at your best.
Refreshed on: 29 November 2023
Closing date: 13 December 2023 at 00:00
Job ref: 1325 (1325)
Tags: Advice, Information