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.