The main purpose of the Dementia Advisor post is to provide a local point of contact for people with dementia and their families and friends, at all stages of their journey, from diagnosis through to end-of-life. The post holder will provide information on support services available locally for both the person living 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 living with dementia and their carers in a given geographical locality. 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.
This is a very flexible post and requires a combination of different skills. You need to be a committed, resourceful, dynamic and experienced individual with the ability to self-motivate.
Access to a car would be essential for this post.
For a job description, person specification and to apply please see our website.
The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.
Closing date – 25 March 2019
Interview date – tbc
Recruiting Manager: Julie Sinclair, Service: 8 Gordon Street, Dumfries, DG1 3HG
Tele: 01387 214887