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Dementia Adviser

Essex (On-site)
£22,125 - £23,472 Per Annum
Job description
Closing date: 6th December 2023. 
Location: Community based across West Essex (including Uttlesford) and/or South Essex
Hours: Full and Part-time hours available. 
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

Are you looking for a rewarding career where every day is different?
Do you have the passion and drive to make a positive difference in people’s lives who are affected by dementia?
Would you like to work within a supportive and compassionate team where we work openly, combining our strengths, helping us to achieve more together?

There is no direct care element to the Dementia Adviser role, however we work passionately to provide advice, support and guidance to people affected by dementia. These roles will support people and help provide the tools and knowledge to make informed decisions about their future.  

These roles will be looking at providing targeted dementia support to people with a diagnosis of Dementia, their friends & families, supporting families through challenging times and helping people maintain their independence as long as possible. You will do this by:

- Offering a vital and compassionate advice service to support and guide those affected by dementia.
- Provide face to face support in homes, community settings and groups.
- Managing referrals, assisting those affected by dementia in assessing their information and support needs in a person-centred manner.
- Providing knowledgeable and trusted information regarding services available.
- Signposting patients to a choice of suitable other sources of help, where appropriate.
- Reporting and evaluating work quarterly through management record systems.

About you

- 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 freely across the area and to regular team meetings.

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.
Posted on: 17 November 2023
Closing date: 16 December 2023 at 00:00
Job ref: 1343 (1343)
Tags: Advice, Information