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Dementia Link Worker (Dumfries & Galloway Locality)

  • Part time
  • £25,492 – £28,220 pro-rata
  • Nithsdale
  • Closing 10th December 2018

  • Advertised from 4th December 2018
  • 21 hours per week


We are looking for a motivated and suitably qualified individual to take up the post of Dementia Link Worker in the Dumfries & Galloway Locality.

The Dementia Link Workers provide information and support to people recently diagnosed with dementia, signposting and connecting people to peer support or appropriate services. This is done by working to Alzheimer Scotland’s 5 Pillars Model of post diagnostic support and is part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to ensure everyone with a diagnosis of dementia receives a minimum of a year’s support from a named worker.

The Dementia Link Worker role is well established in Dumfries & Galloway and there is a strong partnership link with the Community Mental Health Team who are based in the Nithsdale area. The successful candidate will be a core member of the team and be based with them in Dumfries.

You will hold a qualification in social work, health, social care or equivalent and have experience of working with people with dementia and their families.

Application notes

For a job description, person specification and application form, please visit

The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.

Closing date – Monday 10th December 2018

Interview date – tbc

Recruiting Manager: Clare Stroyan

Dumfries & Galloway Locality,

Tel: 01776 745121