Who we are:
We are the UK's leading autism charity. Since we began over 50 years ago, we have been pioneering new ways to support people and understand autism. We continue to learn every day from the children and adults we support in our schools and care services.
Based on our experience, and with support from our members, donors and volunteers, we provide life-changing information and advice to millions of autistic people, their families and friends. And we support professionals, politicians and the public to understand autism better so that more autistic people of all ages can be understood, supported and appreciated for who they are.
Until everyone understands.
Who we are looking for:
To work with partners to enhance the lives of autistic people and their families living in Ayrshire through relevant sharing of information, advice and signposting.
To share best practice and encourage local groups and services to make their venues accessible for the autistic community in Ayrshire.
What we can offer you:
• Excellent induction, training and development programme
• Reflective supervision, mentoring and coaching
• 24 hour access to online training
• Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits
• Access to a 24 hour Employee Assistance counselling programme
• Pension scheme
• 25 days annual leave
• Career progression opportunities
For more information about this job please contact ScotlandHR@nas.org.uk
Ideal development opportunity within Alzheimer Scotland - make a real difference: help us to make sure no one goes through dementia on their own.
Alzheimer Scotland & East Ayrshire HSCP have been working in partnership for many years providing post diagnostic support for people diagnosed with dementia throughout East Ayrshire
As a Dementia Link Worker you will be co-located with the Community Mental Health Team in Cumnock and work closely with the multi-disciplinary team to support those who have been newly diagnosed with dementia.
You will provide information and support to people who have recently received a diagnosis of dementia and their families, signposting and connecting people to peer support or appropriate services for a minimum of a year. This is consistent with Alzheimer Scotland’s 5 Pillars Model of Post Diagnostic Support and enabling people to live well with dementia for as long as possible.
The successful candidate will have a recognised professional qualification in social care, social work, nursing, occupational therapy, community work, counselling or other related occupations preferably to a minimum of SVQ Level 4 or Nursing Grade 5 or equivalent. This post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.