Dementia Advisor

20363.00 - 21603.00 GBP Annual
29 Apr 2022
19 May 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
Dementia Advisor

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Community Based in local area
Salary: GBP20,363 - GBP21,603 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)
Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 19 May 2022
Interview Date: 30 March 2022

Are you looking for a rewarding and challenging career in supporting people affected by dementia?

Do you have the passion and drive to make a positive difference in peoples' lives who are affected by dementia?

Would you thrive in a stimulating role where every day is different?

Would you like to work within a supportive and compassionate team where we work openly, combining our strengths, helping us to achieve more.

If yes, we are looking to welcome an approachable, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable, community-based Dementia Adviser who will focus on supporting people affected by Dementia across the North Devon Area as part of the Devon and Torbay Dementia Adviser Service.

This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity providing support and guidance to people living with dementia and their carers. We strive to help people to maintain independence, improve their sense of well-being, and putting people in more control of their own lives. We promote a person-centred service so that our support is unique to each individual, based upon their own aspirations and needs.

About you

Trusted Experts - you will be joining an experienced team of Dementia Advisers across the North Devon area, using a person-centred approach to provide expert local guidance, information and advice to people living with dementia and their family/carers.

Better Together we pride ourselves on supporting people with an inclusive attitude and mindset is important to ensure we support everyone in the best way possible. There is an emphasis on partnership working and networking with Health and Social Care professionals, including the Older People's Mental Health Team, GP surgeries, Social Prescribers, Devon Memory Service and Social Services. You will need experience in networking effectively and collaborating with other professionals to achieve a positive outcome for service users.

Determined to Make a Difference - you will be passionate about ensuring that people with dementia and their family/carers are able to live well, enjoy life and have their voices heard.

Compassionate - you will have a caring empathetic approach to supporting and empowering people affected by dementia.

You will have:-

A passion to support people to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being and putting them in more control of their lives.
A broad knowledge of understanding the needs of people affected by dementia.
The ability to work inclusively with people affected by dementia, along with an understanding of the need for client confidentiality
Great communication skills, adapting your approach to ensure understanding at all levels.
Have knowledge and experience of Adult and Children Safeguarding, Information Governance policies and procedures and statutory laws such as the Mental Capacity Act*
The ability to assess and evaluate client need which is essential along with good communication skills, organisational and time management skills to manage a caseload effectively.
Have a sound knowledge of IT systems to record data, write reports and communicate by email.
Networking and influencing skills and the ability to manage several tasks at once and keep yourself motivated to perform under pressure.
Be expected to travel independently across North Devon.
Experience of face-to-face, telephone and virtual technology service delivery.
An understanding of statutory and voluntary services.
This is a great opportunity to join our team providing personalised support to people diagnosed with dementia and their carers and to promote our amazing service and build relationships with a range of health and social care professionals, and the Voluntary and Private sector.

Experience of working with and role managing volunteers is 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.

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

You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Dementia Adviser, Care Assistant, Dementia Advisor, 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.

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