This is an exciting opportunity for a permanent part time Dementia Advisor position within our Western Isles Services.
The role of the Dementia Advisor is to work in close collaboration with key stakeholders to shape positive outcomes for people living with dementia, their families and carers across the locality.
To be successful in the role the candidate will be required to adopt and demonstrate a proactive leadership approach that will influence a positive culture of engagement. You will enable carers, of people who are living with dementia, to access information, know their legal rights, provide them with advice, practical support, activities and resources that allow them to live well with their diagnosis. In doing this you will encourage carers to have an active voice for themselves and those they are caring for, who are living with dementia.
You will act as the first point of contact for people living with dementia, their families, and carers to find their way through the health and social care system throughout their journey and have meaningful conversations with decision makers in the local community. You will work with a range of external partners and colleges to promote and develop broader understanding of and positive attitudes to dementia across the locality.
The Dementia Advisor will join an established team and have a specific focus delivering carers support across the Western Isles. The successful candidate will be able to shape the way our localities develop and evolve so you will be playing a key role in developing this role.
This is a very flexible role aimed at meeting the needs of people with dementia and their carers throughout the geographical area of the Western Isles. The focus and location of the post holder’s activity will vary from time to time depending on the needs of the people we support, although he/she will have a fixed office base.
Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.
Applicants must be a law graduate or have equivalent qualifications, be enthusiastic and socially aware with excellent communication skills. The post requires the ability to provide a dedicated free legal advice service and in-court representation to CAB clients in Stornoway and Lochmaddy Sheriff Courts and to provide support and assistance to CAB clients on a variety of issues, including: benefit appeals, debt, mortgage repossession, rent arrears and eviction, consumer, and employment.
This is a demanding position and good organisational skills are essential, as is experience in advice work and knowledge of computer systems and their applications.
Current full driving licence is desirable with access to a vehicle. The successful applicant will be required to travel throughout the Western Isles.
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