Working from Home Allowance of £312 per annum
Advertising Salary
£22,789 - £24,177 Pro Rata, Per Annum
Hours Per Week
28
All Locations
Essex
All Departments
Operational Services
Permanent

About The Role

Closing Date: 14th April 2024. 
 
Location: Community Based in mid Essex, with some homeworking elements. 
 
Interview date: 24th-29th April 2024. 
 
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.
 
Are you looking for a rewarding career where every day is different?

Do you have the passion and drive to make a positive difference in people’s lives who are affected by dementia?

Would you like to work within a supportive and compassionate team where we work openly, combining our strengths, helping us to achieve more together?

About the role

We are looking for a Dementia Adviser to work in our Mid Essex Memory clinic service for 28 hours per week.

There is no direct care element to the Dementia Adviser role, however we work passionately to provide advice, support and guidance to people affected by dementia. This role will support people who have received a Dementia Diagnosis and help provide the tools and knowledge to make informed decisions about their future post diagnostically.
 
Your role:
  • Offering a vital and compassionate advice service to support and guide those affected by dementia.
  • Provide community based, face to face services for an increased level of support for more complex cases.
  • Managing referrals, assisting clients in assessing their information and support needs in a person-centred manner.
  • Providing knowledgeable and trusted information regarding services and benefits available and, where appropriate, assist clients in accessing them.
  • Signposting clients to a choice of suitable other sources of help, where appropriate.
  • Developing a proactive approach in reaching people with dementia and carers who may not otherwise access our services.

About you

We are hoping to welcome an approachable and knowledgeable Dementia Adviser to work in the Mid Essex area. This is an amazing opportunity to have a rewarding career providing support and guidance to people with dementia and their carers. We strive to help people to maintain independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting people in more control of their own lives. We promote a person-centred service so that our support is unique to each individual, based upon their own aspirations and needs. We provide information and support in people’s homes and at locations across Essex.

We are looking for:
  • Working experience of assessing people face to face with an ability to assess their needs.
  • Deliver advice and guidance with a non-judgmental approach and outstanding communication skills.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills to manage your caseload of clients effectively.
  • Experience of working in a community or hospital environment
  • Good IT skills and be able to travel independently across Essex.
  • An understanding of dementia and the needs of those living with dementia and their carers would be an advantage but if you have had experience supporting with other challenges this would be taken into consideration.

If you would like to speak to a Dementia Advisor who is currently carrying out this role to see if it is for you, please get in touch.

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.

About Alzheimer's Society

At Alzheimer's Society, we believe passionately that life doesn't end when dementia begins. We are here for anyone affected by dementia, and we do everything we can to keep people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most.

Everything we do is shaped by people affected by dementia. Their knowledge and experience are critical to bringing about real-world solutions. From choosing the most promising research through to telling their stories to raise awareness; they are the heart of this organisation.

Our Values

We are Determined to make a difference when and where it matters most, by being passionate, focussed and making a lasting impact for people affected by dementia.

Every one of us is a Trusted expert, listening, learning and using evidence and experience. We are Better together by being open, combining our strengths, helping us to achieve more together. We are Compassionate, we are kind and honest, and we don’t shy away from challenges.

Through our values we will make the greatest difference for people affected by dementia.

Equal Opportunities

We want everyone we work with, as a colleague, volunteer, supporter, or someone we support, to feel included and that they belong at Alzheimer's Society.

We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do. During your recruitment process we want to make sure that you bring your whole self and be at your best.

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