Scottish Huntington’s Association is the only charity in Scotland dedicated exclusively to the care and support of individuals and families whose lives are impacted by Huntington’s disease, an incurable neurological condition with severe and complex physical, mental and cognitive symptoms.
We have a vacancy for a part-time Huntington’s Disease Specialist to join our Greater Glasgow and Clyde Service which provides provide care management, specialist assessment and emotional support to individuals and their families. Working in partnership with local Health and Social Care teams, the service also provides advice, training and education to professionals and voluntary agencies involved in all aspects of Huntington’s disease care.
The successful candidate will be enthusiastic and motivated to have a positive influence on the quality of life of the individuals and families they support. A background in allied health, nursing or social work, and a current professional body membership, is essential. Experience of working with Huntington’s disease is preferred, however we will provide you with all the condition-specific knowledge you need.
You should be able to work autonomously in this challenging and rewarding role. Good listening, communication and interpersonal skills are vital, as are excellent time keeping and caseload management abilities. Community-based practice knowledge, a current driving licence and the use of a car complete our list of essential criteria. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced disclosure check.
At Scottish Huntington’s Association, you will find a values-driven organisation, founded by families for families. We are recognised at national and international levels for our expertise in supporting the Huntington’s disease community through a nationwide network of HD Specialists, Specialist Youth Advisors and a Financial Wellbeing Service.