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Dementia Adviser -Croydon - Leading Dementia Charity

Dementia Adviser -Croydon - Leading Dementia Charity

  • Location

    Croydon, Surrey

  • Sector:

    Social Care & Housing

  • Contract type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £23548 per annum

  • Contact:

    Phil Garcia

  • Contact email:

    healthsocialcare@tpp.co.uk

  • Salary high:

    23548

  • Salary low:

    23548

  • Job ref:

    J62121PG_1502962913

  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:

    2017-09-16

Dementia Adviser
£23,548 pro rata salary
Fixed term contract until 31st March 2018
Croydon

About the organisation:
TPP is partnered with the UK's leading dementia charity. Our client provides information and support, improves care, funds research, and creates lasting change for people affected by dementia. They are seeking a Dementia Adviser on a fixed term contract until 31st March 2018, with potential for extension, to join their team in Croydon.

About the role:
In this role, you will provide a highly responsive, individualised information and signposting service to people with a diagnosis of dementia as the first priority for the service. You will also provide an extended information and signposting service to immediate carers, families and friends of the people who are referred to the service.

As part of the Dementia Adviser Service, you will develop a network of support from health and care professionals who will refer people with a diagnosis to the service at the earliest opportunity, and you will be the first point of access following referral into the Dementia Adviser Service.

The Dementia Adviser offers a point of contact for all people during the process of getting a diagnosis and also works after diagnosis assist people with dementia and their carers in identifying their needs. You will provide people with support and help to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being and help them to stay in control of their lives.

This role will require you to build relationships with a wide and diverse range of local contacts. You will work collaboratively with health and care professionals as well as the wider community. You will be confident in widely promoting the Dementia Adviser service so that people with a diagnosis get referred to us as early as possible.

What you'll need:
The ideal candidate will possess an NVQ Level 3 or equivalent, have good organising and time management skills, experience or record keeping, report writing, managing volunteers and good IT skills.

To apply:
Please send your CV to healthsocialcare@tpp.co.uk, quoting reference J62121PG, and we will be in touch.

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK and will require an Enhanced DBS.