Working from Home Allowance of £312 per annum
Advertising Salary
£23,933 - £25,873 Pro rata, Per Annum for 21 hours per week
Hours Per Week
21
All Locations
Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin
All Departments
Operational Services
Permanent

About The Role

Are you passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of people affected by dementia? 
Do you want a career where every day is different and full of reward
Could you be a part of supporting and empowering people with dementia and their families with expert guidance and advice? 

Yes? Well, we would love to hear from you! 
 
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 the Telford area with some homeworking elements. 

You will work in the community as part of a multidisciplinary team offering proactive, holistic care and support working within Newport and Central Primary Care Network to help deliver the Shropshire Telford and Wrekin Dementia Vision.  

Our local Dementia Link Workers provide a highly responsive and individualised information, signposting, and referral service to people affected by dementia. 
 
You will: 
  • Provide personalised support to people with dementia, their families and carers to take control of their health and wellbeing, to live independently, to improve their health outcomes and maintain a healthy lifestyle 
  • Connect people with dementia into their community networks to enable them to live the lives they choose, enhancing and preserving their wellbeing, as detailed in their ‘Living Plan’
  • Co-produce a simple personalised support plan to address the person with dementia’s health and wellbeing needs by introducing or reconnecting people to community groups and statutory services.
  • Enable people living with dementia to decide what they want to do, where they want to meet and how they want to run their groups and keep in touch.
  • Create opportunities for people with dementia to meet other people with dementia
  • Support the introduction of groups and activities for people living with dementia.
  • Assist people with dementia and their carers in identifying their needs, providing information and guidance to help maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them in more control of their lives
    Support the development of Dementia Friendly GP practices and community resources 
  • Run ‘Talk about Dementia’ sessions - which support carers with dementia knowledge, sharing strategies, hints and tips, linking together for future peer support.
  • Manage and prioritise own caseload, in accordance with the health and wellbeing needs of their population and where required and as appropriate, refer people with dementia back to other health professionals within the PCN 
  • Work closely with Telford Admiral Nurses, Telford Carers Service, Memory Services and your 4 GP practices, Shawbirch medical Practice, Donnington Medical Practice, Linden Hall Surgery and Wellington Rd Surgery both in Newport.

About you

We are looking for a highly motivated individual, with an understanding of dementia and the needs of people affected by dementia.
  • Be empathetic and non-judgmental in your approach with a commitment to equal opportunity.
  • Have good communication skills to meet the diverse needs of our community and represent their needs to statutory and other voluntary agencies.
  • Have a sound knowledge of IT and data based systems to record data, write case studies, and communicate by email.
  • Understand client confidentiality and how this is applied when representing client needs.
  • Preferably had some experience of working with a wide variety of relevant agencies.
  • Have knowledge of the Newport and Central Primary Care Network areas, and Telford generally.
  • Have the ability and means to be able travel independently.
 
Closing date: 21st July 2024. 
Interview date: Potential interview date Friday 26th July 2024, venue to be confirmed
 

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’re a national charity providing dementia support to a community that’s ethnically diverse, but we don’t reflect this in our senior leadership. This needs to change.

We need to ensure the voices around our table better reflect and understand the community we exist to serve. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, particularly those from ethnically diverse communities who are traditionally underrepresented in the charity sector leadership roles.

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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