Carers of West Dunbartonshire is an innovative and value-based charity, which supports those who look after a family member or friend due to illness, disability, frailty or addiction.
As assistant Carer Support Worker, you will provide basic information and support to unpaid carers. You will play a key role in our referral management process and be responsible for our Carer Call Service.
You will be a highly motivated individual who ideally has experience in Community Care and has a good understanding of the issues relating to unpaid carers.
A rare opportunity has arisen to become the new Dementia Advisor for the West Dunbartonshire locality. This is an exciting role in which the successful applicant will be able to play a key part in making West Dunbartonshire a truly dementia-friendly community. You will provide a range of resources, activities, information and advice to people who are living with dementia, their families and carers and to the wider community. Your support will help people to live well with dementia. You will assist people with dementia to exercise their rights, to have their voices heard and help facilitate meaningful engagement with local policy makers. You will work in close collaboration with your Alzheimer Scotland staff colleagues and volunteers as well as developing constructive partnerships with other local professionals and organisations.
The successful applicant will have a positive approach to dementia. You will be flexible, creative and innovative in your approach. You will be sensitive and compassionate with the ability to support people in times of difficulty or distress. You will be an excellent communicator who can work effectively both with individuals and with groups. You will have a positive approach to your own continued professional development and a willingness to participate in relevant training. A relevant qualification and previous experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.
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We’re looking for member pioneers to join Co-op, in communities across the country. In this unique role you’ll be focused on bringing people together to make a difference in your community. That means talking to Co-op members, colleagues in stores and funeral homes, and representatives of the many local causes we support. By building relationships with and connecting these people you’ll be the catalyst for new ideas, initiatives and projects that will make our communities better places to live.
We plan to have a member pioneer dedicated to each of our communities and you’ll be a part of this ambitious plan for a better future. Everything you do will contribute to our community plan, making sure we make the biggest impact possible across the UK by increasing community co-operation. It’s an opportunity to make a visible difference where you live, supported by an organisation with nearly 70,000 colleagues.
What you’ll do:
This role would suit someone who:
As a member pioneer you’ll have the chance to support local communities, making a visible difference by encouraging people to work together. As a Co-op colleague you’ll also receive a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits including:
Building an inclusive work environment
We’re actively building diverse teams and welcome applications from everyone. But simply having a diverse workforce is not enough. We want to build an inclusive environment, where everyone can develop to their full potential. We celebrate our differences, and recognise the importance of teams reflecting the communities they serve.
We can make adjustments to the interview process according to your needs. And we offer a flexible working environment so you can adjust your hours to suit your personal circumstances. You can find out more about Co-op people policies at coop.co.uk/peoplepolicies
As part of your application you’ll need to complete an online assessment. It will take you around 12 minutes to complete this test.