Dementia Adviser

19985.00 GBP Annual + (actual)
12 Jan 2018
25 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Dementia Adviser

Create a world without dementia

Our client is a dementia charity. They provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

Position: Dementia Adviser
Location: Grimsby (role covers North East Lincolnshire with occasional cover in North Lincolnshire)
Contract type: Permanennt
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: GBP19,985 per annum (actual)

Closing date: 5pm on 25th January 2018
Interview date: Monday 5th February 2018

About the role:

Our client's Dementia Adviser service provides a highly responsive and individualised information, signposting and referral service to people with a diagnosis of dementia and those that care for them.

The Dementia Adviser offers a first point of contact for all people during the process of getting a diagnosis and also working after diagnosis to assist people with dementia and their carers' in identifying their needs. The Dementia Adviser provides people with support and help to maintain their independence, improve their sense of well-being and help them to stay in control of their lives.

The Dementia Adviser will help people to access appropriate support and make contact with the right people for the help they need. You will be signposting to other appropriate services so it is essential that any information provided is accurate, accessible and understood by the service user.

The role requires you to contribute to the development and maintenance of a database of local knowledge and information ensuring continual improvement of the service and the growth in organisational knowledge.

Within this role it is essential that you build relationships with a wide and diverse range of local contacts including, but not limited to, GPs, mental health services, carers support services, Admiral Nurses and other community based organisations.

Dementia Advisers have the opportunity to provide support and guidance to connect the person with dementia and their family/carer to community support and to work towards the integration of primary, secondary and community care services.

Supporting early intervention and management in primary care, the Dementia Adviser will connect directly with initiatives to reduce hospital admissions and maintain personal well-being and independence for as long as possible.

They are committed to maintaining their extensive and valuable volunteer base in North East Lincolnshire and this role expects that the successful applicant will work closely alongside a range of volunteers.

About you:

They are looking for a highly proactive individual who is motivated and passionate and who possesses NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) in a health and/or social care related subject.

You must have an excellent understanding of dementia and the needs of those affected by it whilst ensuring empathy and respect are maintained at all times for people affected by dementia.

Your ability to provide person centred assessment of need along with a clear understanding of the need for client confidentiality is essential to providing this valuable and worthwhile service.

To be successful in this role you will have excellent non-judgmental communication skills as well as strong organisational and time management skills in order to manage your caseload of clients effectively.

You will be able to identify and overcome barriers to accessing services.

This role requires you to be extremely comfortable connecting with others and talking to a wide range of stakeholders. Because a high visibility and community presence is required, it is expected that you will have experience of, and be comfortable, working in a community setting.

You will recognise that you can't do it all yourself and that collaborating with our partner agencies is essential in meeting the needs of people affected by dementia.

You will have knowledge of working alongside volunteers and have an understanding of the valuable contribution volunteers bring to services whilst championing their inclusion in all that our client delivers.

You will have good IT and telephone skills and be comfortable using an electronic client records system and understand the importance data protection.

Due to the nature of this role you will be expected to travel independently around the area and occasionally provide cover and support to your colleagues in North Lincolnshire.

You will be asked to apply for an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Scheme) check.

Are you someone who can work well as part of a multi-disciplinary team and are passionate about improving the lives of people affected by dementia? Then take the first step and apply today.

Our client is committed to equal opportunities.

You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Social Care, Dementia, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Social Worker, Community Care, Not For Profit, Healthcare Assistant, Care Worker, Vulnerable People, Voluntary Sector, Care Assistant etc.

This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK's leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.

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