Closing date: 6th November 2023.
Location: Hybrid role - Home and Community based in Carmarthenshire.
Contract: Maternity Cover, Fixed Term Contract – July 2024.
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 have an amazing and rewarding opportunity to join us at the Alzheimer’s Society as a senior dementia advisor supporting individuals across the Carmarthenshire area.
The Senior Dementia Advisor (SDA) role will be an integrated part of the dementia support team providing in-depth guidance and holistic support to a team of Dementia Advisors, supporting the management of complex cases as a trusted expert and offering debriefing opportunities, as well as supporting the manager with quality, safeguarding and compliance.
This role will provide a vital overview of the wellbeing of the Dementia Advisors; you will have excellent listening, coaching and mentoring skills and be able to support the emotional wellbeing of Dementia Advisors.
You will be experienced in dealing with people affected by dementia, and the complex nature of their symptoms, and be able to support them with empathy. You will be confident to navigate local health and social care systems, with the experience to coach and mentor other members of staff to do the same.
We are looking for someone who can:
Champion the diverse needs of people affected by dementia by working in a manner that facilitates inclusion and collaboration, within and beyond the Society.
Implement the Society’s health and safety policy and procedures, ensuring that all practices and procedures are undertaken in accordance with a healthy and safe working environment and that all staff and volunteers for whom you may be responsible are aware of their responsibilities in respect of their role, monitoring data and recommending action as required.
Be responsible for personal learning and development, to support the learning and development of others and the whole organisation.
Work to embed a culture of inclusion and collaboration, within and beyond the Society.
Be responsible for their individual wellbeing, with the support of your manager.
Be inclusive and respectful of the experiences and knowledge of all volunteers, employees and people affected by dementia.
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.
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.
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