Updated: Jul 25
Job Title: Dementia Navigator
Salary: £22,874 per annum (FTE £24,182 per annum)
Location: The Bridge, St Marks Road, Tipton
Hours: 35 hours per week
Contract: Fixed term contract to 28th June 2023
The Sandwell Community Dementia Support Service (SCDSS) is a new service commissioned by Sandwell Metropolitan Council and the Black Country and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group serving Sandwell Metropolitan Borough.
As the lead provider, we are working alongside eight other local organisations; Agewell CIC, Dementia Pathfinders CIC, West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre, Murray Hall Community Trust, St Albans Community Association, BUDS, Age UK Sandwell and Alzheimer’s Society to provide this service across Sandwell Metropolitan Borough.
We are establishing a new team to work with existing town-based Dementia Advisors. Working closely with GPs and primary care teams, the Dementia Navigator will ‘case-find’ people, living in local communities and nursing and residential care homes, experiencing memory problems and other signs and symptoms of dementia, but with no formal diagnosis.
These will be key roles in carrying out initial consultations most suitable for the person (in person, virtually, by phone) to assess needs, facilitating screening of people with memory concerns in a timely manner, in partnership with primary care, using the most appropriate screening tool for the setting the person is living in and co-developing individualised support plans with people living with dementia, harnessing support from families and partner organisations.
A dementia care Level 2 qualification or equivalent is essential and successful post holders are required to achieve Level 3 whilst in post.
Murray Hall Community Trust is an equal opportunities employer and will provide reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process and invite potential applicants to contact us to identify any additional support they may require to enable them to make an application.
This role will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
What the company will offer:
28 Days annual leave + 8 days bank holiday (pro rata for part time employees)
Auto-enrolment into a workplace pension scheme
24/7 access to Employee Assistance Programme
Attached is the Job Description and Person Specification along with an application form which needs to be completed and emailed to HR@murrayhall.co.uk or posted to: HR Recruitment, Murray Hall Community Trust, The Bridge, St Marks Road, Tipton, West Midlands DY4 0SL. All applications must be submitted before the closing date stated below.
Closing date: 7th August 2022 at 23:59 hours
Please note that we reserve the right to withdraw our job advertisements earlier than the published expiry date. Therefore, if you are interested please submit your application as soon as possible.
Start Date: ASAP