Dementia Adviser

Dementia Adviser

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 5pm on the closing date

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 a well-motivated person with excellent communication and people skills to work as part of the team in Fylde and Wyre, Lancashire to provide dementia advice, helping to maintain independence for people affected by dementia, improving sense of well-being, and putting people in more control of their lives. You will be managing referrals and maintaining a caseload logging accurate, up to date support plans and records for service users.

Dementia Adviser Requirements:

The successful applicant will possess good IT skills, excellent communication skills, an understanding of delivering a service using a person-centred approach and be able to travel independently across the Fylde and Wyre area.

You will have experience of face-to-face service delivery, a broad understanding of statutory and voluntary services, ensuring independence, choice and control for all those who access our service.

You will possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) or have demonstrable experience and an understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS.

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.

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We 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. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society.

Position: Dementia Advisor
Location: Preston - Area role covers: Fylde and Wyre, Lancashire
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: 27 hours per week
Salary: £15,400.80 - £16,022.57 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Closing date: 17th September 2020
Interview date: 2nd October 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.