Specialist Dementia Carer Support Link Workers - North Lanarkshire

  • Full time or Part time
  • £29,058 – £32,169
  • Motherwell
  • Closing 30th June 2023

  • Advertised from 1st June 2023
  • 3x full time positions and 1x part time position 21 hours a week until 31 March 2025.
  • Reference R001297


Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support family carers of people living with dementia?

If so, you can be part of a brand new Team of Specialist Dementia Carer Link Workers (SDC Link Workers) providing dementia expertise and support to those affected by dementia, with a specific focus on family carers.

The aim of the role is to support family carers to understand the illness, and provide evidenced based intervention, practical advice and emotional support at all stages, including key transition points and bereavement.

Supporting our Lanarkshire locality, the post will be based within the Dementia Resource Centre in Motherwell but will focus on specific localities within North Lanarkshire ensuring that each area has a dedicated SDC Link Worker.

The SDC Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, Social Services, the NHS and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving license and access to a car.

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

Application notes

Closing date; 30th June 2023

Interview date: TBC

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