Dementia Advisor

Recruiter
EasyWeb NFP
Location
Halifax
Salary
£11,978.40 to £12,462.00 (Depending on skills and experience)
Posted
27 Aug 2019
Closes
13 Sep 2019
Ref
88730
Contact
Candidate Services
Hours
Part Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Dementia Advisor 

Our client is the UK's leading dementia charity. They provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia. 

Position: Dementia Adviser 
Location: Halifax, West Yorkshire (Home working may be considered) 
Contract type: Part Time, Permanent 
Hours: 21 per week 
Salary: £11,978.40 to £12,462.00 (Depending on skills and experience) 

Closing date: 13 September 2019 
Interview date: TBC 

About the role: 

Our client has a vacancy for a Dementia Adviser to provide a highly responsive, individualised information and signposting service to people with dementia and their families. 

They are looking for a well-motivated, highly organised person with excellent communication and people skills to provide support to people with dementia and their carers. Enabling maintenance of their independence, improving their sense of well-being and putting them more in control of their lives. You will be required to manage referrals and maintain a caseload logging accurate, up to date support plans and records for service users. You will also take part in and run groups and promote the service at events. 

The role covers Bradford, Airedale and Wharfedale with additional travel to and from Halifax, therefore ability and willingness to travel independently is essential. 

About you: 

Are you an enthusiastic, inspiring and resilient individual? Can you hit the ground running? Do you enjoy being part of a team and being part of developing something exciting? 

You will possess a relevant NVQ Level 3 or have equivalent skills and experience. You will need excellent organisational skills and the ability to work well within a busy service environment. Ideally you will possess an in depth understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers. 

You will be speaking to people at all levels in your local area across a diverse community so great networking and influencing skills are essential. You must also have the ability to manage several tasks at once and keep yourself motivated to perform to meet deadlines. 

This role involves regular use of IT packages; therefore, a good standard of IT is desirable 

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.

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