Dementia Adviser

  • Job Reference: 134116
  • Date Posted: 23 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Easy Web Recruitment
  • Location: Preston
  • Salary: £20,872 to £22,143
  • Sector: Social Care
  • Job Type: Remote
  • Duration: until 30th April 2023
  • Work Hours: Part Time

Job Description

Contract Type: Fixed Term
Location: Community Based
Salary: £20,872 - £22,143 pro rata per annum (depending on skills and experience)
Working Hours: 28 Per Week

Closing Date: 07 July 2022
Interview Date: 13th July 2022, via Zoom/Teams

Please note, the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 11pm on the closing date.

Location: Community-based in Central Lancashire, with some homeworking elements.

Contract: Fixed term contract until 30th April 2023

About Us:

Who we are

The Alzheimer’s Society are a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for everyone affected by dementia.

What we want

We will not rest until people with dementia and their carers live more fulfilled and less fearful lives, free from stigma and inequality.

What we do

We support people affected by dementia through some of the hardest and most frightening times, to improve their lives and help to avoid crisis.
No matter whoever you are, whatever you’re going through, you can turn to Alzheimer’s Society/us for expert support through practical advice, emotional support, and guidance for the best next step
We join forces with people affected by dementia, leading scientists and policy makers, amplifying voices to push for cutting edge breakthroughs and societal change that’ll improve the lives of people affected by dementia, now and in the future

How we do it

We’re the friendly face of support, the warm voice at the end of the phone and the determined minds who will fight passionately for the cause of everyone affected by dementia

About the role

We are looking to welcome an approachable, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable, community-based Dementia Adviser to join our supportive and compassionate team, focusing on supporting people affected by dementia across Central Lancashire – Chorley, South Ribble, and Greater Preston. This is a community-based role with some homeworking elements.

There is no direct care element to our role. We provide advice, support and guidance to people affected by dementia, passionately promoting their independence, improving sense of well-being, putting people in more control of their lives.

This is a great opportunity to join our passionate and empathetic team providing personalised advice and support to people diagnosed with dementia and their carers and to promote our service and build relationships with a range of health and social care professionals in the voluntary and private sector.

What you will do;

  • Offering a vital, compassionate advice service to support and guide those affected by dementia - in person and by phone
  • Provide community based, face to face 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.
  • Problem solving – helping people find ways to better live around symptoms and challenges that come from their dementia.
  • Providing knowledgeable and trusted information regarding services and benefits available and, where appropriate, assist clients in accessing them.
  • Facilitating group services for people with dementia and for carers
  • Networking local services to strengthen a Dementia Friendly Community
  • Developing a proactive approach in reaching people with dementia and carers who may not otherwise access our services.

What we do;

We support people affected by dementia through some of the hardest and most frightening times, to improve their lives and help to avoid crisis.
No matter whoever you are, whatever you’re going through, you can turn to Alzheimer’s Society/us for expert support through practical advice, emotional support, and guidance for the best next step
We join forces with people affected by dementia, leading scientists and policy makers, amplifying voices to push for cutting edge breakthroughs and societal change that’ll improve the lives of people affected by dementia, now and in the future

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.

You can also visit our Working for Us pages, which give you more information about what it’s like to be an employee at the Society.

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.

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