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Dementia Adviser

Wakefield, West Yorkshire (On-site)
£22,789 - £24,177 Per Annum
Job description
We have an exceptional opportunity for a compassionate individual to join our vibrant, passionate, and friendly team to offer advice and guidance to people affected by dementia. 

Hours: 35 Hours weekly
Location: Community based within Wakefield and Five Towns, attending meetings with some home working elements. Working from Connecting Care Hubs in Wakefield one day a week.

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
As a Dementia Adviser you will have the rewarding opportunity to provide support and guidance to people with dementia and their carers; helping to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them in more control of their lives. The service is unique to each service user as it is based upon their personal circumstances and support needs.

- Using a person-centred approach, assess people’s needs so they can access information in their preferred style.
- Work closely with other teams and services within the Alzheimer’s Society to support people affected by dementia. 
- Maintain and effectively manage a caseload, providing support plans, enabling them to adapt to changes they may experience and provide appropriate support. 
- Provide structured on-going support and reviews tailored to the person needs as required.

You will offer support and guidance to your clients in a variety of ways, whether in the client's own home or at other locations, face to face, by phone, letter or email. You will assist service users to access other services, providing signposting and referrals, as well as facilitating peer support groups and other group activities.

About you

We are looking for an exceptional individual, with an understanding of memory loss, dementia and the needs of those affected with these conditions. Your ability to assess client needs along with the understanding of the need for client confidentially is essential to providing a valuable and worthwhile service.

- Adhere to all the Society’s service standards, policies and procedures.
- Build close working relationships with other colleagues within the Services Team and across the Operations Directorate. 
- Build working relationship with external colleagues, within integrated or partnership systems, if required. 
- Be responsible for role managing volunteers as required. 
- Be responsible and accountable for the delivery of high-quality information, advice and support, including emotional support, across a range of areas. Empower people affected by dementia to live well with their condition and meet agreed outcomes.

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. 
Closing Date: 1st May 2024
Interview date: 9th & 10th May 2024
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.
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Alzheimers Society View profile Company size Size: More than 1000
Posted on: 16 April 2024
Closed date: 01 May 2024 at 01:00
Job ref: 1828 (1828)
Tags: Advice, Information