Advocate

Location
Leicester, Leicestershire
Salary
£14,275 per annum
Posted
12 Jan 2018
Closes
18 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Part Time

Advocate

Location: Leicester

Contract type: Fixed term

Salary: £14,275 per annum (actual)

Hours: 25 hours per week

Reference: VAC 14711

Interview date: Week commencing 29 January 2018

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 looking for a well-motivated person to join our team who can provide advocacy support to people living with dementia. The successful candidate will need to have an understanding of the principles of advocacy and be able to represent the views, feelings, values and beliefs of the person living with dementia whilst ensuring that their rights are protected. You will be required to make regular visits to the person living with dementia whilst they are living in a care home or hospital setting and support them to understand and to exercise their rights afforded to them in line with the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding Legislation.

About you

Excellent communication skills are a must, you will need to possess a Diploma in Health & Social Care (Adults) – Learning disability, Dementia & General Pathways (previously NVQ level 3) and /or Social Care or equivalent qualification or experience, and have or willing to work towards the National Advocacy Qualification. We are looking for someone with the right mix of enthusiasm, professionalism and someone who can manage their time effectively is a must. If you have the passion for supporting people affected by dementia, then we would love to hear from you.

Further information and application packs can be downloaded by clicking apply

Closing Date: 5pm on 18 January 2018.

CVs will not be accepted and no agencies please

Alzheimer’s Society is committed to equal opportunities                     Registered Charity 296645