Dementia Adviser (Community Based)

  • Location

    Liverpool

  • Sector:

    Charity & Not For Profit

  • Job type:

    Part-time Flexible

  • Salary:

    £15,971.20 - £16,616 actual per annum

  • Job ref:

    95303

  • Published:

    16 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-11-19

  • Startdate:

    2020-11-09 00:00:00

  • Client:

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Dementia Adviser (Community Based)

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 enthusiastic, motivated and highly professional individual who would like to be part of Alzheimer’s Society Community based Dementia Advisor in Liverpool. This is a great opportunity to join our team as a Community based Dementia Advisor.

The service provides personalised support to people diagnosed with dementia and their carers, helping them to maintain their independence, access services, improve their sense of well-being, and have more control of their lives, by assisting with the identification of needs and providing information and access to relevant services. The successful candidate will be expected to have great networking skills and work on promoting the service and build relationships with a range of health and social care professionals. The role operates primarily across Liverpool and will be delivered in a variety of ways: face to face, by phone, letter or email.

Dementia Adviser Requirements:

The Alzheimer’s Society Community Based Dementia Advisor 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.

We are looking for an individual who possesses NVQ level 3 (or equivalent). Your ability to assess client needs along with the understanding of the needs for client confidentiality is essential. You will have excellent non-judgmental communication skills as well as great organisational and time management skills (as you will be home based) so that you can manage your workload effectively.

Good IT skills and experience working with databases are also essential.

You will be expected to work across the area so it is essential that you can travel independently.

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: Community Based Dementia Advisor
Location: Liverpool
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: 28 hours per week
Salary: £15,971.20 - £16,616 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Closing date: 19 November 2020
Interview date: 26 November 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.