Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?
If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high-quality, person-centred support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.
The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centred around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.
The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.
Supporting our Highland Locality, the post will be based within the East/Mid Ross Team. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS and other stakeholders.
Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.
Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.
In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.
This post requires a full driving license and access to a car.
Could you be Key?
Support Worker - *Male Only (39 hours per week)
Hourly Rate: £10.58 (£10.02 induction rate)
Sleepover Hourly Rate £10.02
*pay award pending*
Relief Register (Bank)
Hourly Rate: £10.02
Sleepover Hourly Rate £10.02
*pay award pending*
Due to the ongoing growth and development of our personalised support services we currently have a number of exciting job opportunities in the Invergordon, Alness, Easter Ross, Muir of Ord and Conon Bridge areas.
Working locally, join one of our teams delivering great quality individualised support where every day is different in this challenging but rewarding role.
Applicants must be prepared to work flexibly as part of the team to meet the needs of the people who use our service. Supports will include work in the evenings and weekends as well as sleepovers and waking nights when required.
If you are caring, reliable, flexible and passionate about getting alongside people providing support to achieve the life they want then... you could be Key!
In turn, you will receive:
· 31 days annual leave
· Occupational Sick Pay
· Excellent Training
· Support to achieve a SVQ 2 qualification
· Access to Employee Counselling Service
No experience necessary! Full training and support will be given to help you achieve your full potential.
If you would like to get involved in support work but cannot commit to a contract due to other commitments, we also have opportunities for you to complement our existing workers by joining our relief register of bank support workers. This will mean you can work in a way that best suits you and fits with your life.
We would encourage you to submit your application as the earliest convenience as we may be able to offer interview at an earlier date to shortlisted candidates. If you would like to arrange an informal chat to find out more do not hesitate to get in touch!
Support Workers:£11.00/hour F/T, P/T and Bank/Casual.
Advanced Support Workers:£12.80/hour - F/T, P/T and Bank/Casual
Locations:Aberchirder, Aberdeen, Alloa, Alva, Banff, Bridge of Earn, Buckie, Denny, Dumfries, Duns, Edinburgh, Fairlie, Falkirk, Fochabers, Fraserburgh, Fraserburgh, Glasgow, Huntly, Inverness, Invergordon, Jedburgh, Langholm, New Deer, Perth, Peterhead, Pitlochry,Portlethen, Portsoy, Thurso, Tullibody, Westhill, West Lothian and Wick.
As a Support Worker with Community Integrated Care you will experience an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling role.
Our Support Workers empower people with support needs to live the lives they want to lead.
We’re looking for candidates who are kind, dedicated and have a passion for people.
As a Support Worker, you will support people who have learning disabilities, autism, mental health concerns or dementia with their daily routines.
Prior experience of working in care isn’t always necessary. If you have other skills and experiences that you can bring to this role, we will give you all the support that you need.
You will use the best of your personality and skills every day. From supporting people to enjoy their favourite activities to enabling people to live independently, you will make a real difference.
Are you a Support Worker that is looking to progress in your career? Would you like to gain qualifications, enjoy specialist training, have more responsibility and earn more money? We also recruit for Advanced Support Workers within some complex care services.
You will be joining an award-winning charity. This is an exciting role, where you can change lives for the better and enjoy brilliant experiences.
We’re passionate about developing our own people and this role can lead to other exciting opportunities.
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