£20,872- £22,143 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience) + London allowance of £3,600 (if applicable)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Dementia Advisor

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Flexible across the Area boundaries in West and South London
Salary: £20,872- £22,143 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience) + London allowance of £3,600 (if applicable)
Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 23 May 2022
Interview Date: TBC via Zoom/Teams

Location: Hybrid role (Homebased, Community and Office)

About Our Client

Dementia devastates lives. By 2025, over 1 million people will be living with the condition. But dementia won't win. Until the day a cure is found, our client will be here for anyone affected by dementia - wherever they are, whatever they're going through. Everything they do is informed and inspired by them.

They are one of the UK's leading dementia charity. Every day, they work tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. They provide expert information, training, and support services to all those who need their help. And they are creating a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice.

About the role

There is no direct care element to the Dementia Support Worker role, however they work passionately to provide advice, support and guidance to people affected by dementia.

This role supports people in their homes where they interact face to face, telephone and virtually to give people the tools and knowledge to make informed decisions about their future.

The company is proud to have a small but passionate and diverse team with a welcoming and supportive culture.

- Offering a vital and compassionate advice service to support and guide those affected by dementia.
- Provide community based, face to face services for an increased level of support for more complex cases.
- Managing referrals, assisting clients in assessing their information and support needs in a person-centred manner.
- Providing knowledgeable and trusted information regarding services and benefits available and, where appropriate, assist clients in accessing them.
- Signposting clients to a choice of suitable other sources of help, where appropriate.
- Developing a proactive approach in reaching people with dementia and carers who may not otherwise access their services.

About you

They are hoping to welcome an approachable and knowledgeable Dementia Adviser to work in Wandsworth. This is an amazing opportunity to have a rewarding career providing support and guidance to people affected by Dementia.

They strive to help people to maintain independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting people in more control of their own lives. They promote a person-centred service so that their support is unique to each individual, based upon their own aspirations and needs.

They are looking for:

- Someone who has working experience of assessing people face to face with an ability to assess their needs.
- Deliver advice and guidance with a non-judgmental approach and outstanding communication skills.
- Strong organisational and time management skills to manage your caseload of clients effectively.
- Good IT skills and be able to travel independently across Wandsworth
- An understanding of dementia and the needs of those living with dementia and their carers would be an advantage but if you have had experience supporting with other challenges this would be taken into consideration.

Their employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. They 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. They also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career within the company.

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: 132 818

Posted on: 10 May 2022
Closed date: 23 May 2022 at 01:00
Job ref: 132818
Tags: Advice, Information