The Community Activity Organiser will work two days per week within our newly established service for people with early onset dementia, seeking out opportunities for them to remain connected to their communities. The post holder will also be responsible for developing and facilitating a wide range of community activities for people living with dementia and their carers/families with a view to helping them to maintain social activities, relationships and community connections.
Successful candidates will have a positive approach to dementia supported by excellent communication and networking skills and an empathic, positive attitude. Having a creative flair and being a self-starter would also be an advantage as well as having experience of working with people with dementia. A willingness to develop through ongoing learning is essential.
Occasional evening and weekend work may be required and a driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential to the role.
About The Role
The primary aim of this role is to co-ordinate the Inverclyde Family Breaks Project to provide breaks for Carers, Young Adult Carers, Children/Young People with additional support needs and their families to enjoy.
The main aim of the Inverclyde Carers Centre is to support Carers throughout Inverclyde and provide services which include one to one support, signposting to other services, information giving, financial advice, short break provision, relaxation therapies, counselling, support groups and training. We also strive to enhance the promotion and fostering of knowledge and appreciation of the role Carers play in society and to contribute to their quality of life.
You will work closely with colleagues in this role. Your ability to promote and administer our Short Breaks programmes is the key requirement of the post. You should have an understanding of the unique challenges faced in the voluntary, charitable, and not-for-profit sector.
Main Areas of Responsibility
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) is an independent Scottish charity, whose mission is to be the community of support, kindness and challenge where people can help each other, can secure the expert help they need, and collectively advocate for the care that matters to them. We offer vital advice, support and information to those affected so that they can live the lives they want to live and influence public policy to ensure that people get the services that they need. Our renewed ambition is to become Scotland’s leading organisation for person-centred, user-led community support for people with our health conditions.
The main purpose of the Shop Manager is to generate income by managing the Boutique shop effectively and commercially, to create a unique shopping experience for customers and donors while maintaining the high standards set by CHSS.
To identify high value items and to effectively display and promote, in order to support delivery of financial targets.
The Shop Manager is part of the CHSS retail team and is expected to contribute to the department’s goal of raising revenue to support the work of the charity.
This is a full time post working 32.5 hours per week, 10am to 5pm over 5 days.
CHSS employees enjoy a variety of organisational benefits including: Company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, company sick pay, employee welfare support and life assurance.
This role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. CHSS is committed to equality of opportunity, to following practices, and to providing a service which is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. CHSS aims to ensure that no applicant, volunteer or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.
The Community Link Worker programme in Inverclyde is funded by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Community Link Workers are based within GP Practices and they work across the community, third sector and public sector to support people to live well through strengthening connections between community resources and primary care.
The Community Link Worker will provide a person-centred service that is responsive to the needs and interests of a GP practice population, who are often living in an area affected by socio-economic deprivation. They will support them to identify issues that affect their ability to live well. Taking a person-centred approach, the post holder will support individuals to help them identify personal outcomes and priorities that they would like to address, to overcome any barriers to addressing these and to link them to local and national support services and activities.
The Community Link Worker will support the existing GP practice team to become better equipped to match local and national support services to the needs of individuals attending for health care. They will also build relationships and processes between the GP practice and community resources, statutory organisations, other health services and voluntary organisations.
The organisation is committed to flexible working and applicants who would like to work flexibly are encouraged to apply and this will be assessed based on the requirements of the role.