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Dementia Adviser

Social Worker



Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Dementia Adviser Contract Type: Permanent Location: Nottingham Salary: £20,872 - £22,143 pro rata per annum (depending on skills and experience) Working Hours: 24.5 Per Week Closing Date: 04 December 2022 Interview Date: TBC (via Zoom/Teams) Location: Nottinghamshire Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is midnight on the closing date. 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. There are no elements of care duties for this role, it is purely advisory, guidance and support role Have you had extensive experience supporting with people affected by dementia? Are you an enthusiastic, inspiring and resilient individual looking for a varied and rewarding career? Do you consider yourself highly organised, with outstanding people skills looking for a supportive and passionate team to be a part of? Then we’d love you to be part of our team About Alzheimer's Society Who we are The Alzheimer’s Society are a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for everyone affected by dementia. What we want We will not rest until people with dementia and their carers live more fulfilled and less fearful lives, free from stigma and inequality. What we do We support people affected by dementia through some of the hardest and most frightening times, to improve their lives and help to avoid crisis. No matter whoever you are, whatever you’re going through, you can turn to Alzheimer’s Society/us for expert support through practical advice, emotional support, and guidance for the best next step We join forces with people affected by dementia, leading scientists and policy makers, amplifying voices to push for cutting edge breakthroughs and societal change that’ll improve the lives of people affected by dementia, now and in the future How we do it We’re the friendly face of support, the warm voice at the end of the phone and the determined minds who will fight passionately for the cause of everyone affected by dementia About the Role We are looking for an experienced and compassionate individual to hit the ground running with a deep understanding of dementia and the needs of those living with dementia and their carers. Your ability to assess client needs along with the understanding of the need for client confidentially is essential in providing a valuable and worthwhile service. 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. About you Have excellent non-judgmental communication skills Excellent communication and listening skills will be essential. You will be speaking to people at all levels across the area so great networking and influencing skills are essential. Strong organisational skills in order to manage your caseload of clients effectively. Good organisation and facilitation skills Be committed to putting people affected by dementia at the heart of everything we do, Strong IT skills and the ability to embrace occasional changes in IT tools, Be able to travel independently throughout Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Your personal statement in your application will help us to understand how your skills and experience make you perfect for the role and it is the key piece of information we use to shortlist, if you feel that you demonstrate the qualities outlined then please let us know how you do it in your personal statement. 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. You can also visit our Working for Us pages, which give you more information about what it’s like to be an employee at the Society. 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. REF-(phone number removed)