The post holder will provide information on support services available locally for both the person with dementia and his/her carers and family members, providing advice and signposting as and when required. The Advisor will also provide support to local communities to help them become more dementia-friendly and to increase their capacity to support those living with dementia. The post holder will work with individuals and groups of people affected by dementia and will seek to ensure that statutory and independent organisations improve their understanding and responses to the needs of people with dementia and their carers.
This is a very flexible post aimed at meeting the needs of people with dementia and their carers in a given geographical area. The focus and location of the post holder’s activity will vary from time to time depending on the needs of clients, although he/she will have a fixed office base.
Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training (including SVQ’s) is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.
For a job description, person specification and to apply please visit alzscot.org
The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.
Closing date – 28 January 2019
Interview date – 27 February 2019
Recruiting Manager: Gerry McCoy
Locality: Renfrewshire & East Renfrewshir, 32 Riccartsbar Avenue, Paisley, PA2 6BG
Tele: 0141 887 1289