Dementia Adviser .
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 Advisor
Location: Plymouth and District
Contract type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: £20,345 actual per annum
Closing date: 13 June 2019
Interview date: Friday 21st June in Plymouth
About the role:
We have a vacancy for a Dementia Adviser to provide a highly responsive, individualised information and signposting service to people with dementia and their families. We are looking for a well-motivated person with excellent communication and people skills to provide support to people affected by dementia, helping to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being and putting them in more control of their lives. The successful candidate will work with the Services Manager to attend various stakeholder meetings, facilitate an activity group and support and manage Dementia Adviser and Community Volunteers working within the office and community locations across Plymouth.
We are looking for an individual who has an understanding of dementia, who can empathise and enable people affected by this condition to live well. You will be the first point of call for incoming calls to the Information provision line offering information, guidance and signposting. You will manage a group of volunteers to co-deliver a fortnightly activity group within the City. You will have a broad understanding of the statutory and voluntary sectors and be able to travel around the area independently.
To be successful in this role you will have excellent communication skills and an understanding of a person-centred approach. You should have relevant experience of record keeping and report writing. The role involves regular use of IT packages; therefore, good standard of IT would be desirable.
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.
Alzheimer’s Society is committed to equal opportunities.
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.