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Dementia Adviser FTC September 2024

Alzheimers Society



£22125 - £23472/annum


Posted: 15/09/2023

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Closing Date: 28th September 2023. 
Location: Community based at Luton and Dunstable Hospital.
Contract: Fixed term contract until September 2024.
Hours: 28 - 35 per week. 
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

We would love to welcome to our team an approachable and knowledgeable Dementia Adviser to work in The Luton and Dunstable hospital. This is an amazing new opportunity to provide support and guidance to people with dementia and their carers accessing the hospital and supporting discharge. 

The successful applicant will work with teams in various departments throughout the hospital, including discharge planning to help people affected by dementia maintain independence and put people in more control of their own lives. We promote a person-centered service so that our support is unique to each individual, based upon their own aspirations and needs. 
Your role will include:
Although this role is community based and mainly based at the hospital there will be a percentage of your week where you will work from home.
Supporting people to access vital services.
Improving people’s sense of well-being, enabling them to have more control over their lives.
Assisting with the identification of needs and provide information and access to relevant services.
Promoting our amazing service and build relationships with a range of health and social care professionals.
Supporting people affected by dementia with the transition from hospital back to ‘home’.
About you

We are looking for a highly motivated individual, with an understanding of dementia and the needs of people affected by dementia.
You will;
Be confident and able to build relationships quickly with health and social care professionals
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 systems to record data, write reports 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 demonstrable experience. 
Have the ability and means able to travel independently.  
Application Process
Please ensure you apply with your most updated CV and a supporting statement on why you believe you would be the most suitable individual for this position.

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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