Join Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA) and you will transform the lives of families living with Huntington’s disease (HD).
SHA is world-leading in its advocacy and support for the HD community. As a Team Leader, you will have a key role in strengthening service delivery by supporting experienced HD specialists working with families and individuals to create uniquely personalised packages of care.
Ideally, we seek one Team Leader based in the North of Scotland and one in the South. Applications are therefore invited from across Scotland.
You will be an experienced health or social care professional with substantial experience in a community setting. You will have experience in supporting adults with a long-term condition. Knowledge of Huntington’s disease is desirable, but not essential. You will hold a recognised Nursing Social Work or Allied Health Professional Qualification. You will a minimum of three years’ experience supporting, coaching and managing staff.
We seek applicants who can work in partnership with other agencies and influence improvements in the care and support of people with Huntington’s disease. You should also have an understanding of the strategic context of neurology in Scotland.
Funding for this post is provided by Scottish Huntington’s Association, a values-driven organisation founded by families for families.
All posts are subject to a Disclosure Scotland PVG or Police Act check
SHA is a registered Charity (SC010985) and is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment
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.