Support Worker Adviser / Care Adviser

Location
Brighton
Salary
£16,276 actual per annum
Posted
18 Feb 2019
Closes
04 Mar 2019
Ref
00326361
Contact
Candidate Services
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Support Worker Adviser / Care Adviser 

Join our team: we’ll take on dementia together 

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: Brighton and Hove 
Contract type: Part time, Fixed Term Contract up to 1 year (Maternity Cover) 
Hours: 28 per week 
Salary: £16,276 actual per annum 

Closing date: 04 March 2019 
Interview date: TBC 

About the role: 

We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our Dementia Adviser Service based within the Memory Assessment Team in Brighton and Hove. 

The 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. 

As a Dementia Adviser you will assist people with dementia and their carers in identifying their needs, providing individuals with support and help to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them in more control of their lives. 

You will build relationships with a range of local contacts. You will network with health and care professionals, marketing the Dementia Adviser service to help people with a diagnosis to get referred to the service as early as possible. As well as developing networks with partner organisations who also work in the field of dementia to promote the aim of empowering individuals living with dementia to make informed choices. 

About you: 

The successful applicant will possess excellent communication skills and an understanding of delivering a service using the person centred approach to the person with dementia. They will have experience of face-to-face service delivery, a broad understanding of statutory and voluntary services, ensuring independence, choice and control for all those who access our service. They will be committed to supporting people with dementia to live better lives. 

You will possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) or have demonstrable experience and have an understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers. You will be an empathetic person with excellent communication skills and have the ability to assess and evaluate the needs of service users. 

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.

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