Dementia Adviser

Location
Horsham
Salary
£16,276 actual per annum
Posted
05 Aug 2019
Closes
26 Aug 2019
Ref
88242
Contact
Candidate Services
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Flexible
Dementia Adviser 

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 Adviser 
Location: Horsham, West Sussex 
Contract type: Part Time, Permanent 
Hours: 28 per week 
Salary: £16,276 actual per annum 

Closing date: 26 August 2019 
Interview date: TBC 

About the role: 

The dementia adviser provides a highly responsive, individualised information, signposting and referral service to people with a diagnosis of dementia and those that care for them. This could be in a Memory Clinic, the client's own home, at service offices or at other locations, face to face, by phone, letter or email. The service may include signposting and providing referrals to other services. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and highly professional individual who would like to be part of the West Sussex Dementia Adviser team working within the Memory Assessment Service. 

About you: 

We are looking for an individual who possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent). Your ability to assess client needs along with the understanding of the need for client confidentially is essential to providing a valuable and worthwhile service. 

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills along with strong organisational and time management skills in order to manage your caseload of clients effectively. Good IT skills and experience is also essential. 

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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