This vacancy has now closed

East Ayrshire Service – Dementia Link Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,492 – £28,220 pro-rata
  • Cumnock
  • Closing 20th March 2019

  • Advertised from 7th March 2019
  • 14 hours, permanent


Ideal development opportunity within Alzheimer Scotland - make a real difference: help us to make sure no one goes through dementia on their own.

Alzheimer Scotland & East Ayrshire HSCP have been working in partnership for many years providing post diagnostic support for people diagnosed with dementia throughout East Ayrshire

As a Dementia Link Worker you will be co-located with the Community Mental Health Team in Cumnock and work closely with the multi-disciplinary team to support those who have been newly diagnosed with dementia.

You will provide information and support to people who have recently received a diagnosis of dementia and their families, signposting and connecting people to peer support or appropriate services for a minimum of a year. This is consistent with Alzheimer Scotland’s 5 Pillars Model of Post Diagnostic Support and enabling people to live well with dementia for as long as possible.

The successful candidate will have a recognised professional qualification in social care, social work, nursing, occupational therapy, community work, counselling or other related occupations preferably to a minimum of SVQ Level 4 or Nursing Grade 5 or equivalent. This post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.

Application notes

For a job description, person specification and to apply please see our website.

Closing date: 20 March 2019

Interview date: 28 March 2019

Recruiting Manager Jim Baird, Service Alzheimer Scotland, 8-12 College Wynd, Kilmarnock

Tele: 01563 542621