Bradford, West Yorkshire
£19,964 - £20,770 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)
Job description
Dementia Adviser

Our client is the UK's leading dementia charity. They provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

Dementia Adviser Responsibilities:

Their Bradford Dementia Support Service involves dedicated members of staff giving one to one support, information and guidance to people with dementia or their carers and wider family or friends, to help people understand dementia, cope with day to day living with dementia and prepare for the future. They are at the core of ensuring that people affected by dementia across Bradford have access to a clear and supportive pathway throughout their journey with dementia.

As a Dementia Adviser with their Bradford team 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. You will also assist service users to access other services, by signposting and referring. The service is unique to each service user as it is based upon their personal circumstances and support needs.

You will also have the opportunity to support their local Dementia Cafés, Peer Support groups and Singing for the Brain groups alongside delivering group training.

Please note that due to current restrictions in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic their Dementia Advisers are working from home and the support service is restricted to telephone and virtual delivery. The post will become community based as restrictions are lifted.

Dementia Adviser Requirements:

They are looking for a highly motivated individual, with an understanding of dementia and the needs of people affected by dementia. You will have a good understanding of the diverse cultures within Bradford.

It is essential you have good verbal and written communication skills to meet the diverse needs of their community. Your communication skills will also need to include efficient use of IT systems to record data and communicate by email and deliver virtual services. You will understand the need for client confidentiality.

You will possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) or have demonstrable experience. You will be empathetic and non-judgemental in your approach with a commitment to equal opportunity. This role requires that you are able to travel independently.

If this sounds like you and you wish to apply, they look forward to receiving your application.

About our client:

They embrace diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of their people. They are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities they serve and ensuring inclusion in everything they do.

Position: Dementia Adviser
Location: Bradford and District
Contract type: Full time, Permanent
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: £19,964 - £20,770 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Closing Date: 18 March 2021
Interview Date: W/C 22 March 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, etc.

Ref: 97362
Posted on: 01 March 2021
Closed date: 19 March 2021
Job ref: 97362
Tags: Advice, Information