Advocate

Recruiter
Alzheimer's Society
Location
Cardiff
Salary
Competitive
Posted
07 Aug 2017
Closes
14 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Reference number: VAC14178
Office location: Cardiff (Oldwell Court)
Area role covers Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan (occasional travel throughout Wales)
Contract type: Permanent (Subject to funding)

Dementia devastates lives. By 2021, 1 million people will be living with the condition. But dementia won't win. Until the day we find a cure, Alzheimer's Society will be here for anyone affected by dementia - wherever they are, whatever they're going through. Everything we do is informed and inspired by them.

We are the UK's leading dementia charity. Every day, we work tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. We provide expert information, training, and support services to all those who need our help. And we are creating a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice.

About the role
Do you want to be part of a team of people who are passionate to improve the life opportunities of people living with dementia and those close to them?

Alzheimer's Society advocacy services aims to empower and support people with dementia and/or carers of people with dementia to express their views, wishes and concerns without making decisions on their behalf or in their 'best interests'. The service supports them in their choices and rights and provides information about and support to access services across all providers.

Alzheimer's Society is looking for an Advocate to provide one-to-one support to people with dementia and their carers. You will be working to protect people's rights and secure their entitlements as well as helping in times of transition or crisis. You will also aim to raise awareness of the advocacy service and of the needs of people with dementia and their carers through promotion and development of the service.

About you
We are looking for someone who has a Diploma Health & Social Care (Adults) and/or Social Care or equivalent qualification or experience. It is also important that you have a proven understanding of the principles of advocacy and the rights of people with dementia and their carers along with an understanding of inclusion and the need to treat people from all backgrounds with dignity.

Does this sound like you? Then discover more and apply today.

Alzheimer's Society is committed to equal opportunities.

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