Dementia Adviser

  • Location

    Kingston upon Hull

  • Sector:

    Charity & Not For Profit

  • Job type:

    Full-time Flexible

  • Salary:

    £19964 - £20770 per annum

  • Job ref:

    93937

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-08-27

  • Startdate:

    2020-08-17

  • Client:

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Dementia Adviser

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

Dementia Adviser Responsibilities:

We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our East Riding Team.

The Dementia Adviser service provides a highly responsive and individualised information, signposting and referral service to people with a diagnosis of dementia and those that care for them.

As a Dementia Adviser you will assist people with dementia and their carers in identifying their needs, providing individuals with support and help to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them in more control of their lives.

You will build relationships with a range of local contacts and developing networks with partner organisations who also work in the field of dementia to promote the aim of empowering individuals living with dementia to make informed choices.

Dementia Adviser Requirements:

The successful applicant will possess excellent communication skills and an understanding of delivering a service using a person centred approach. They will have experience of face-to-face service delivery and a broad understanding of statutory and voluntary services. They will be committed to supporting people with dementia to live better lives.

An NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) is required as is an understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers. The ability to assess and evaluate client need is essential along with good organisational and time management skills to manage a caseload effectively. Experience of record keeping and report writing is required as are good IT skills.

About Alzheimer’s Society:

Alzheimer’s Society embraces diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of our people. We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do.

Position: Dementia Advisor
Location: Hull and East Riding
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week
Salary: £19,964 - £20,770 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Closing date: 27 August 2020
Interview date: 3 September 2020

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, NFP, Not for Profit, Charity etc.