Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?
If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high quality, person centered support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.
The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centered around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.
The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.
Supporting our West Dunbartonshire locality, the post will be based within the Community Mental Health Team. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS and other stakeholders.
Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.
Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.
In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.
This post requires a full driving license and access to a car.
WDCAB is a major provider of advice and representation services in West Dunbartonshire. We have an exciting new opportunity for a successful candidate to work alongside three Housing Associations (RSLs) in Clydebank, providing advice and support for tenants experiencing financial difficulties. This role will involve dealing with clients and partners by telephone, face to face and via digital channels. Whilst the successful candidate will be able to provide advice and support on the full range of matters it is anticipated that many enquiries will be around the Cost of Living crisis and rising energy costs. The RSL Outreach Worker will therefore have experience and understanding of the welfare benefits system, budgeting and money issues. The role will involve assessing the client’s situation, dealing promptly with any emergencies, and liaising with other bureau staff and external organisations to support the client as much as possible. The role will involve travel throughout West Dunbartonshire as well as attendance at meetings, events and training courses.
The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, enthusiastic team member with excellent interpersonal skills, the appropriate technical skills and a commitment to the work of the CAB service. Good organisational skills are essential, as is experience in welfare benefits and debt advice work and a knowledge of computer systems and their applications.
The post is funded until September 2023
Rock Community Church is a vibrant church community serving Dumbarton and the surrounding area. As part of our vision we aim to be actively engaged in celebrating, supporting and loving the people within our community. As part of this, we have created a community hub designed to primarily serve the people of Dumbarton West, namely the residents of Castlehill, Westcliff, and Brucehill. The Phoenix includes a community cafe and a wide and varied activities programme including youth work, toddler provision, adult learning, intergenerational events, art classes, fitness classes, wellbeing programme and volunteer opportunities.
The post requires an enthusiastic, energised and highly capable individual with a passion for people and the communities of Dumbarton West. The post holder will manage the day to day operations of the centre (including staff, activities programmes, and community cafe), have oversight of budgets and funding streams, the physical maintenance of the building, and drive forward the strategic vision of The Phoenix.