PAMIS
PAMIS

Charity registered in Scotland SC038601

PAMIS is a voluntary organization and the only registered charity that works specifi cally for people with a profound and multiple learning disability(PMLD) and their family carers. It is a unit within the University of Dundee where its head office is based but has additional bases in Fife, South Lanarkshire, Grampian and Greater Glasgow and Clyde.


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Family Support Director

  • Full time
  • £35,000 – £39,000
  • Fife Region
  • Closing 30th September 2022

PAMIS have for 30 years supported, advised, advocated for, and empowered people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) and their families to lead healthy, valued, and inclusive lives. We are led by the people we support to deliver responsive, inclusive, and innovative projects, research, education, and family support.

We are now offering an exciting opportunity to join our highly skilled team as a Family Support Director. You'll be responsible for overseeing and delivering our family support programme across the Fife Region of Scotland.

You'll provide emotional support, advice, signposting and resources to families of people with PMLD and connect them with other families and the broader PAMIS services.

The family support service promotes partnership working across sectors and the development of inclusive and meaningful services and activities in Fife for this group.

You will support family carers and people with PMLD to have their needs and aspirations acknowledged in policy locally and nationally through involvement in consultations and working groups.

In addition, you'll play an integral role in shaping and growing our future practice to address the complex needs of people with PMLD and their families within the challenging landscape we currently live in.

About You

You're educated to a degree level in a Health, Social Care or other equivalent Professional Qualification and, or hold the relevant demonstrable knowledge and experience.

You're highly skilled in creating and maintaining effective relationships with family carers, people with PMLD, practitioners involved in their care, and co-productive working with a wider team of colleagues.

You relish managing a comprehensive workload and have excellent organisational, project management, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to research, assimilate and articulate complex information and reports.

You're committed to your personal development and interested in continuously developing your already extensive knowledge and understanding of policy that impacts this group of people and their families. You can translate policy into practice and have the confidence to challenge and change a culture and inspire new ways of working.

Understanding the services and supports available to people with PMLD and their families and how to access these would be very helpful in this position.

You are passionate about training and education, experienced in organising, and confident in delivering educational events.

This position requires membership in the PVG Scheme.

Benefits of working at PAMIS

At PAMIS, we respect and value true partnership; collaborating productively together is core to the work we undertake.

We want you to understand how much we value your contribution and in addition to your salary we offer the following benefits:

  • A minimum of seven weeks (pro rata) paid annual leave.
  • 24/7 free employee assistance and support when you need it.
  • An enhanced sick pay scheme.
  • Flexible working arrangements that enable you to balance work and home life.
  • Employer pension contribution of 5%
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies.
  • Continuous professional development opportunities, including monthly support and supervision.
  • You'll have the opportunity to share and grow your knowledge within a high-performing, friendly, and inclusive team.
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