Salary: £21,748

Hours: 35 Hour per week (Fixed Term 2 years)

Location: Manchester

About ACCG

We are delighted to offer an exciting opportunity for an experienced Dementia Advisor to join the ACCG a registered charity providing health and social care services in Manchester.

  • We are looking for an exceptional individual who is enthusiastic, motivated and highly professional who would like to be part our team as a Dementia Advisor to support BAME communities.
  • The Dementia Adviser will assist BAME people with dementia and their carers providing them with support and help to maintain their independence, improve their well-being, and giving them greater control of their lives.
  • You will build relationships with a range of local contacts and network with health and care professionals. You will also work to develop networks with partner organisations who work in the field of dementia to promote our aim to empower individuals living with dementia to make informed choices.

About the role

  • To promote the ACCG BAME Dementia Advice Service and develop networks with partner organisations who also work in the field of dementia, mental health, disabilities, and benefits and income advice, including Primary and Secondary care, Social Care and Health, and Welfare Benefit agencies, with the aim of promoting control and empowering individuals to make informed choices.
  • To help people to navigate and access appropriate services, ensuring they make contact with the right organisation/person able to help them.
  • To facilitate the weekly Dementia Advice, drop-in service.
  • To establish and maintain a Dementia support Network for people living with dementia, their families and carers to reduce social isolation encouraging interventions such as attending group activities and workshops.
  • To support service users to remain in the community through practical advice assisting with the removal of barriers to access their support needs.
  • To gather all appropriate information from the service user and their carer enabling appropriate guidance and advice.
  • To provide practical support as required throughout the person’s life as they live with dementia.

About You

  • The successful candidate will possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) with a good understanding of the needs of people affected by dementia.
  • You must have the ability to work in a manner that facilitates inclusion, particularly of people from diverse communities affected by dementia, along with an understanding of the need for service user confidentially.
  • You will be speaking to people at all levels across your area so excellent communication, networking and influencing skills are also essential.
  • You will have experience of face-to-face service delivery, a good understanding of statutory and voluntary services, ensuring independence, choice and control for all those who access our service.
  • You will be committed to supporting people with dementia to live better lives.
  • You will have the ability to assess and evaluate the needs of service users.
  • You must also have the ability to manage several tasks at once and keep yourself motivated to perform under pressure.
  • Good IT skills and experience working with databases are also essential

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