West Bromwich, West-Midlands
£16290 - £17282 per annum
Permanent
Job description
Dementia Advisor

Our client is looking for an empathetic and hardworking individual to join their team. The successful candidates will be working with a variety of professionals across health and social care to provide those affected by dementia in the area the best service possible.

Dementia Advisor Responsibilities:

This post forms part of a newly commissioned Sandwell Community Dementia Support Service. Our client is part of a provider collaborative with 8 other organisations to deliver the local dementia support service across the whole of Sandwell. Partner organisations are: Agewell CIC, Dementia Pathfinders CIC, West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre, Murray Hall Community Trust, St Albans Community Association, BUDS, Age UK and Sandwell Crossroads as the lead provider.

As a Dementia Advisor you will support people with dementia and their carer’s in identifying their needs, maintaining their independence and empowering them to take make decisions enabling them to remain in control of their lives. You will be required to provide relevant information in a variety of formats to meet the service users’ needs as well as signposting and/or referring them to appropriate services. You will be part of a team covering the Sandwell areas working predominately with complex cases, unusual dementias and young on set dementia.

Dementia Advisor Requirements:

It is not essential, but previous experience of working with people affected by Dementia is desirable. You will also need to have experience of working within health and social care.

Our client is looking for individuals who possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent), with a demonstrable knowledge of dementia and the needs of those living with dementia and their carer’s. Your ability to assess client needs along with the understanding of the need for client confidentiality is essential.

To be successful in this role you will have excellent non-judgmental communication and listening skills as well as strong organisational and time management skills in order to manage your referrals effectively.

Experience of working with statutory and voluntary agencies would be beneficial. Add to that your ability to travel independently and work flexibly when necessary and you will quickly establish yourself as a vital member of our client's team.

Your IT skills will also need to be of a high calibre, as they keep comprehensive computerised data records of their service users. You will need to be confident with using IT due to some support services being held virtually.

About Our Client:

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.

Position: Dementia Advisor (Sandwell)
Location: The Black Country - Sandwell
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Part Time, 28 hours per week
Salary: £16,290.40 - £17,282.40 - actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Closing date: 19 September 2021
Interview date: TBC

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: 102 789
Posted on: 14 September 2021
Closed date: 21 September 2021
Job ref: 102789
Tags: Advice, Information, Support Worker