Dementia Advisor (Telephone)

Location
Birmingham
Salary
£20,345 actual per annum
Posted
10 Jun 2019
Closes
20 Jun 2019
Ref
00328880
Contact
Candidate Services
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Flexible
Dementia Advisor (Telephone)

We are the UK's leading dementia charity. Every day, we work tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. We provide expert information, training, and support services to all those who need our help. And we are creating a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice.

Position: Dementia Adviser (Telephone)
Location: Birmingham Area
Contract type: Full time, Permanent
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: £20,345 actual per annum

Closing date: 20 June 2019
Interview date: 8th and 9th July 2019

About the role:

We have developed an exciting and innovative new service delivery model ‘Dementia Connect’ which has 5 main elements:

- A specialist telephone-based information and navigation service
- A face to face service offering an increased level of support for more complex cases
- Self-management - our online community (Talking Point) and online service directory is available at all times
- Keeping in Touch Calls - a way of keeping in contact with service users as their journey with dementia progresses
- Side by Side - a volunteer led service to support people to undertake activities in the community
- This role is an Adviser working in our telephone-based service, you will be the first point of contact via phone, letter, email or social media, for people affected by dementia assessing their needs and identifying desired outcomes.

As a Dementia Adviser (Telephone) you will provide a highly responsive, individualised information and signposting service to people with a diagnosis of dementia as the first priority for the service and provide an extended information and signposting service to immediate carers, families and friends of the people who are referred to the service.

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 we deliver.

About you:

We are looking for someone who possesses an NVQ level 3 or equivalent in a health and social care related subject has an understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers and has direct experience of working in a telephone and e-mail-based service with active listening and questioning skills.

You will join a team of people who are passionate to improve the life opportunities of people living with dementia and those close to them; and who are committed to learning from and supporting each other.

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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