Dementia Adviser – Alzheimer’s Society – Grimsby

Alzheimer's Society

About The RoleLocation: Community based in Grimsby and North East Lincolnshire, with some home working. Contract: Fixed term contract until March 2024, with possibility of a permanent position.  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.We are hoping to welcome an approachable and knowledgeable Dementia Adviser to work across the North-East Lincolnshire area. This role offers a rewarding opportunity to provide support and guidance to people affected by dementia; helping to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them in more control of their lives. Within the role you would also provide support to people who have concerns about their memory or are within the diagnostic pathway.This role supports people before and after their diagnosis; in the community or in their homes, where we interact compassionately face to face, by telephone and on-line to give people the tools and knowledge to make informed decisions about their future. In this role, you will also assist people who use our service to access other services, by signposting and referring, as well as support the facilitation of monthly Dementia Café’s. You will 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 is also key to this roleAbout you

  • Working experience of assessing people face to face with an ability to assess their needs.
  • Deliver advice and guidance with a non-judgmental approach.
  • Able to travel independently around North-East Lincolnshire.
  • 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.
  • Experience of leading groups and able to demonstrate an understanding of the value of group activities to people affected by dementia.
  • It is desirable that you have experience of coordinating volunteers and liaising with statutory and voluntary agencies.
  • Have a commitment to your continued personal development and learning.

This is a rewarding role that enables you to make a genuine difference by; supporting people affected by dementia through some of the hardest and most frightening times, enabling them to improve their lives and to empower them to live more fulfilled and less fearful lives. If you would like to be part of our friendly and proactive team, we are looking forward to hearing from you. About Alzheimer’s SocietyAt 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 ValuesWe are Determined to make a differencewhen 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 OpportunitiesWe 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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