The HDS will be a member of the Ayrshire Huntington’s disease specialist service based in the Douglas Grant Rehabilitation Centre, Ayrshire Central Hospital, Irvine, whilst also being part of the wider SHA multidisciplinary teams. The service covers all geographical areas within Ayrshire & Arran. Operational areas of the service include the direct provision of support, advice, assessment and care management planning for individuals and their families whose lives are impacted by HD, promotion of a self-help model amongst families and increasing awareness of Huntington’s disease (HD) and raising awareness of the HD Care Framework ensuring equality of care across Lothian.
The primary function is to facilitate quality care for those with HD and their families through specialist assessment, planning, coordination, implementation and signposting to appropriate professionals/ agencies. The post holder will also provide up to date HD training sessions and information regarding current clinical trials and research to all H&SCP’s, other professional and voluntary bodies and family members. Caseloads can be complex and emotionally challenging but equally rewarding. In addition the HDS will work with the Senior HD Specialist and wider teams in supporting any new developments within the Ayrshire service and across the Adult Clinical Service.
A unique opportunity to promote and improve joint working across public and third sector services in North Ayrshire. This post will deliver further development of the provision of services based on need and ensure they would be easily accessible for those who need them most.
The development officer will be directly involved in supporting connections to community capacity building and identifying collaborative opportunities to help establish joint working across services. The officer would operate mainly within North Ayrshire localities reporting to Arran Community & Voluntary Service (partners in TSI North Ayrshire) as employers and working closely with their lead officer to engage widely with community groups, organisations, social enterprise and charities which provide or wish to provide services and support for health and wellbeing needs. It will be important for the officer to engage regularly with Health & Social Care partners to monitor the success of such provisions.
The Development Officer will carry out actions which will assist in achieving the outcomes contained in the Health and Social Care (HSCP) Strategic Plan, focusing on activities within community settings and additionally engaging with various locality forums, third sector forums and partnership provider forums as required. Provide and promote information and events relating to both the Health and Social Care Integration agenda, and the Core Activities of TSI North Ayrshire.
The role and function of this post is as agreed through the Lead Officer for the 3rd Sector (the CEO ACVS), in conjunction with the Health and Social Care Partnership Strategic Lead Officer.
The role of the Development Officer may involve supporting the engagement of strategic activities in order to achieve the objectives of the Strategic Plan.
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