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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: 17.5 – 21 hours a week to be worked across Monday – Friday. 

Salary: £10.46 – £11.69 per hour

Employer:  Age UK Oxfordshire

About the role

To support people with a diagnosis of dementia, their carers and families.

Dementia Advisers (DAs) are expected to encourage person centred care and provide timely and accurate information and advice.  DAs signpost and refer to the right support at the right time across a wide range of services.  We aim to enable clients to access support that will ensure they and their family have the opportunity to 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.  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.

About you

We are looking for someone with experience and lots of skills. We need someone who is comfortable working with older people,  with experience of working directly with people in a caring or cared for role, preferably those living with dementia.

You will have good listening and problem solving skills, and be familiar with using a guided conversation approach to develop an understanding of client needs.

You’ll need to be highly organised and able to communicate with a variety of people.

How to apply

To apply, please click here for the Age UK Oxfordshire website and download the application documents.

Closing date: Monday 28th January 2019, 9.00 am

Interview date: 7th February 2019

If you have any questions, please email personnel@ageukoxfordshire.org.uk or phone Sarah Lawrence at Age UK Oxfordshire on 01235 849430.

Dementia Adviser - Oxford City

Role:  Dementia Adviser

Location: Home Based – City

Hours per week: 28 hours a week to be worked across Monday – Friday. 

Salary: £10.46 – £11.69 per hour

Employer:  Age UK Oxfordshire

About the role

To support people with a diagnosis of dementia, their carers and families.

Dementia Advisers (DAs) are expected to encourage person centred care and provide timely and accurate information and advice.  DAs signpost and refer to the right support at the right time across a wide range of services.  We aim to enable clients to access support that will ensure they and their family have the opportunity to 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.  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.

About you

We are looking for someone with experience and lots of skills. We need someone who is comfortable working with older people,  with experience of working directly with people in a caring or cared for role, preferably those living with dementia.

You will have good listening and problem solving skills, and be familiar with using a guided conversation approach to develop an understanding of client needs.

You’ll need to be highly organised and able to communicate with a variety of people.

How to apply

To apply, please click here for the Age UK Oxfordshire website and download the application documents.

Closing date: Monday 28th January 2019, 9.00 am

Interview date: 7th February 2019

If you have any questions, please email personnel@ageukoxfordshire.org.uk or phone Sarah Lawrence at Age UK Oxfordshire on 01235 849430.