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Support Worker Advisor / Care Advisor

Support Worker Advisor / Care Advisor

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.

Position: Dementia Navigator
Location: North Bristol Area
Contract type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 21 per week
Salary: £11,978.40 to £12,462 depending on skills and experience

Closing date: 24 January 2020
Interview date: 5 February 2020

About the role:

The dementia navigator provides a highly responsive, individualised information and signposting service to people with a diagnosis of dementia. It can feel daunting, frightening and challenging to receive a diagnosis of dementia. But the Alzheimer’s Society provides information, emotional support and guidance to help people plan for their future and come to terms with their feelings and live well. This service is extended to support immediate carers and families who are referred to the service.

About you:

We are looking for someone who has an NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) qualification with an understanding of dementia. Your ability to assess a person with dementia along with the understanding of the need for client confidentially is essential to providing a valuable and worthwhile service. To be successful in this role you will have excellent non-judgmental communication skills as well as strong organisational and time management skills in order to manage a large caseload effectively. Experience of record keeping, and report writing is required as well as good IT skills.

You may have experience of the following: Dementia Navigator, Care Assistant, Caseworker, Special Needs Assistant, Social Worker, Social Care, Community Care, Helpline Coordinator, Volunteering Officer, Support Worker, Dementia Adviser, Mental Health, Dementia, etc.