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About The Role

Are you looking for a rewarding and challenging career in supporting people affected by dementia in Cambridge City?
Do you feel you could you help people maintain their independence, improve their sense of well-being and enable them to take more control of their lives?
Would you thrive in a stimulating role where every day is different?

If yes, we are offering a great opportunity to join our team providing personalised support to people diagnosed with dementia and their carers!
 
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.
 
About the role

Location: Community based in Cambridge City, with some homeworking elements. Travel throughout Cambridgeshire may be required.

As a Dementia Adviser, you will have the rewarding opportunity to provide support, information, and guidance to people with dementia and their carers; helping to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them in more control of their lives. The service is unique to each service user as it is based upon their personal circumstances and support needs. You will offer support to your clients in a variety of ways, whether in at a GP surgery , in the client's own home, or at other locations in the community, face to face, by phone, letter, or email. You will also assist service users to access other services, providing signposting and referrals.

This role will require you to build relationships with a range of local contacts. You will network with health and care professionals, marketing Alzheimer’s Society services to help people with a diagnosis to get referred to the service as early as possible. As well as developing networks with partner organisations to promote the aim of empowering individuals living with dementia to make informed choices.

About you

We are hoping to welcome a Community Dementia Adviser to work in the Cambridgeshire Team working in Cambridge City, with the possibility of travel required to other areas in Cambridgeshire

This is an amazing opportunity to have a rewarding career providing support and guidance to people living 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 face to face in GP surgeries, people’s homes and at others locations across Cambridgeshire, as well as via phone and virtually.

In your personal statement please explain how your skills and experience make you perfect for the role and why you are applying to work for a specialist Dementia charity, this is the key piece of information we use to shortlist. 

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.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Be able to travel independently across Cambridgeshire
  • 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.
Closing Date: 31st May 2024

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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