MND Scotland
MND Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC002662

Organisation: MND Scotland is the only Scottish charity providing care and support to people affected by Motor Neurone Disease (MND), as well as funding research into finding a cure.  In 2015, we were the proud winners of the Scottish Charity of the Year Award.

About MND: MND is a rapidly progressing terminal neurological illness, which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles. This causes muscle weakness and wasting.

  • Symptoms may include losing the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink or breathe unaided.
  • Average life expectancy is just 14 months after diagnosis.
  • There are over 450 people in Scotland currently living with MND.
  • On average over 160 new cases of MND are diagnosed each year.

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Advocacy Worker (North)

  • Full time
  • £23,434 – £28,643
  • Home based - North of Scotland
  • Closing 8th February 2019

As part of the organisation’s Advocacy Service, you will be responsible for delivering an independent advocacy service to people affected by MND by empowering them to express their views, wishes and choices.

MND Scotland is looking for someone to advocate on behalf of people affected by Motor Neurone Disease, ensuring that they are able to remain as involved as possible in all decisions that affect their lives. This role covers a large geographic area and will involve travel throughout the north of Scotland, however, the largest concentration of clients is in the Aberdeenshire area.

This is a key role within the advocacy team. You will work with clients with MND to empower them to represent themselves, when possible and desired, and to speak up on their behalf. Liaising with public bodies and voluntary groups, as required, to resolve problems, ensure access to the social care and related support they need, and reassure people with MND that they are being supported through a difficult situation.

You will be a highly motivated individual, have experience in health and social care, have excellent communication skills and enjoy new challenges. A clear understanding and commitment to the principles of empowerment, equality and inclusion is essential. As well as an awareness of the barriers faced by people with significant illness in society.

Reporting to the Head of Direct Services, you will:

  • Work with people affected by MND in line with the principles and aims of the organisation.
  • Empower and involve people affected by MND as much as possible in decisions that affect them.
  • Manage your workload efficiently and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organisation.
  • Assist colleagues in other teams to develop the support they, and the organisation, gives to people affected by MND.
  • Promote and raise awareness of the organisation and its services.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the organisation’s mission to reduce the impact of MND on the lives of those affected today and provide hope for a world without MND tomorrow.

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