Join our team! Dementia Oxfordshire is a partnership between three local charities, Age UK Oxfordshire, Guideposts and YoungDementia UK.
We bring together specialist expertise to offer the Oxfordshire Dementia Support Service for people living with memory loss or dementia, their families or carers.
The service is free to use. It is supported financially by Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Oxfordshire County Council.
Dementia Adviser - South East Oxfordshire
Role: Dementia Adviser
Location: Home Based – South East Oxfordshire
Hours per week: 21 hours a week to be worked across Monday – Friday.
Salary: £10.46 – £11.69 per hour
Employer: Age UK Oxfordshire
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 visiting clients in their own homes. Each DA will manage their own caseload, working within the service framework and under the guidance of a Lead DA and the Head of Service.
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 someone with the ability to listen and understand a client’s needs, good problem solving skills, and positive attitude to learning.
You’ll 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.
How to apply
To apply, please download the documents below.
Complete the application form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to the Age UK Oxfordshire office address, marked for the attention of Sarah Lawrence.
Age UK Oxfordshire office address: 9 Napier Court, Barton Lane, Abingdon OX14 3YT
If you have any questions, please email or phone Sarah Lawrence on 01235 849430.
Closing date: 11 March 2019, 5.00 pm
Interview date: 18 March 2019