Dementia devastates lives. By 2021, 1 million people will be living with the condition. But dementia won't win. Until the day we find a cure, our client will be here for anyone affected by dementia - wherever they are, whatever they're going through. Everything they do is informed and inspired by them.
They are the UK's leading dementia charity. Every day, they work tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. They provide expert information, training, and support services to all those who need their help. And they are creating a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice.
Position: Dementia Adviser
Location: Birmingham and Solihull
Contract type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: £19,964 to £20,770 depending on skills and experience
Closing date: 29 August 2019
Interview date: 10 September 2019
About the role:
They are looking for two empathetic and hardworking individuals to join their team in Birmingham and Solihull. The successful candidates will be working with a variety of professionals across health and social care to provide those affected by dementia the best service possible.
As a Dementia Adviser you will support people with dementia and their carer’s in identifying their needs, maintaining their independence and empowering them to take make decisions enabling them to remain in control of their lives. You will be required to provide relevant information in a variety of formats to meet the service users’ needs as well as signposting and/or referring them to appropriate services. You will be part of a team covering Birmingham and Solihull.
It is not essential, but previous experience of working with people affected by Dementia is desirable. You will also need to have experience of working within health and social care.
They are looking for individuals who possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent), with a demonstrable knowledge of dementia and the needs of those living with dementia and their carer’s. Your ability to assess client needs along with the understanding of the need for client confidentiality is essential.
To be successful in this role you will have excellent non-judgmental communication and listening skills as well as strong organisational and time management skills in order to manage your referrals effectively.
Experience of working with statutory and voluntary agencies would be beneficial. Add to that your ability to travel independently and work flexibly when necessary and you will quickly establish yourself as a vital member of their team.
Your IT skills will also need to be of a high calibre, as they keep comprehensive computerised data records of their service users.
Our client embraces diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of their people. They are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities they serve and ensuring inclusion in everything they do.
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.