DEMENTIA ADVISER VACANCY
Would you like to join our team? We currently have two vacancies for a Dementia Adviser in our City and East team and our South Team.
About the role:
Dementia Advisers (DAs) support people with a diagnosis of dementia, their carers and families. DAs take a holistic approach to support, encouraging person centred care and providing timely and accurate information and advice. DAs signpost and refer to the right support at the right time across a wide range of services. By enabling clients to access support that they and their family need we are able to help them live as well as possible for as long as possible in their own homes and remain active in the community.
DAs are primarily home-based, taking referrals within a geographical area and from GP surgeries. They are largely self-managing, happy to work alone and able to use their initiative. In particular, they need to be comfortable working with clients and carers face-to-face via video conferencing, telephone and also visiting clients in their own homes. Each DA will manage their own caseload, working within the service framework and under the guidance of a Locality Manager and the Head of Service. DA’s will also need to support a ‘workstream’ to drive service development and we are particularly interested in someone with experience in Dementia education and awareness raising.
Ideally we are looking for someone with experience and lots of skills. However, for the right person we can offer a training and development programme, with mentoring support from an experienced DA, a structured induction, and a pathway to an NVQ level three qualification.
We need someone who is comfortable working with older people and with experience of supporting people in a caring or cared for role, preferably caring for people living with dementia.
We are looking for someone with the ability to listen and understand a client’s needs, good problem-solving skills, and a positive attitude to learning.
You will need to be highly organised, able to communicate with a wide variety of people and able to show empathy and provide support to those facing challenging circumstances.
DAs may also be asked to take on additional responsibilities, and we are also interested in hearing from candidates who have complimentary skills or experience in providing education and awareness sessions, fund raising, and in supporting social media and websites.
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How to apply:
To apply, please download the documents below. Complete the application form and send it to email@example.com or to our office address, 9 Napier Court, Barton Lane, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 3PA marked for the attention of Sarah Lawrence. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Noon 12 April 2021
Screening Interview : 15th April 2021
Final Interview: 22nd or 23rd 2021