Reference number: VAC13769 .
Area role covers: Across Telford and Wrekin
Contract type: Fixed Term Contract – 31st March 2019
Interview date: 8th May 2017
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.
About the role
We are seeking an Information Worker at 30 hrs per week to work across Telford and Wrekin, so the ability to travel independently would be preferable. The role will be across 5 days, start and finish times can be flexible.
You will be part of our exciting and new ways of working closely with GP practices to improve the current journey of people affected by dementia. You will support our Dementia Companions to enable people with dementia to continue to live well within their community by raising awareness within a range of organisations and community activities. This service will be person centred as it will be led by conversations with clients as part of their own Living well Plan. We are looking for people who can support creative solutions within this challenging work stream as the Alzheimer’s Society embarks on it’s new Five Year Strategy. You will be proactively engaging with businesses, organisations and activity groups in Telford and Wrekin’s local communities to support them to become more ‘dementia friendly’ where people will be aware of, and understand dementia, and people with dementia will feel included and involved, and have choice and control over their day-to-day lives'. Activity will range across Telford and Wrekin to ensure people with dementia and their carers continue to live as they want to within their community for as long as possible.
Educated to NVQ level 2 or equivalent, you will have excellent time management and, good communication skills on all levels. You will be part of a small team in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and across a wider Locality making a difference to the lives of people affected by dementia. You should have a good understanding of dementia. You should have a caring style and an understanding of a person centred approach. You should be confident in the use of IT. You should have a ‘can do’ attitude and be able to promote that approach to organisations you are in touch with.
Alzheimer's Society is committed to equal opportunities.