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Dementia Adviser

Leeds, West Yorkshire (On-site)
£23,933 - £25,873 Per Annum
Permanent
Job description
Could you offer knowledgeable and compassionate guidance and advice? 
Are you passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of people affected by dementia? 
Would you thrive in a rewarding and challenging career where every day is different? 

Yes? Well, we would love to hear from you!

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

Location: Community based in Leeds, with some homeworking elements. 

We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our vibrant, passionate, and friendly support service in Leeds.  

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.

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. Your ability to provide person centred assessment of need, along with a clear understanding of the need for client confidentially is essential to providing a valuable and worthwhile service.

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.
 
You will:

- Have the ability to assess client needs along with the understanding of the need for client confidentially.
- Be able to travel independently across your area. 
- Have excellent communication skills as well as strong organisational skills in order to manage your caseload of clients effectively within tight deadlines. 
- Be empathetic and non-judgmental in your approach, committed to equal opportunity.
- Have a sound knowledge of IT systems such as Microsoft Office and Salesforce. 
- Manage your time effectively by connecting with your colleagues/team on a weekly basis, remotely, working out in the community and at home. 

 
Closing date: 31st May 2024
Interview date: 11th June 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: 17 May 2024
Closed date: 01 June 2024 at 01:00
Job ref: 1904
Tags: Advice, Information