This is an exciting opportunity for a permanent part time Dementia Adviser position within our Scottish Borders Services.
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 Dementia Advisor will also provide support to local communities within the respective localities to help them become more dementia-friendly and to increase their capacity to support those living with dementia. The post holder will work alongside the respective teams to deliver a blended approach of support, will develop and facilitate new activities for people living with dementia and carers whilst working alongside the Scottish Borders team to deliver and facilitate already established online virtual group work activities. The postholder will be based within Kelso Dementia Resource Centre. 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 role 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 the people we support, 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 is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.
Full driving license and access to a vehicle during working time is essential for this post.
For a full job description, please click apply where you will be redirected to our website to fill out an online application form. Applicants must complete the form on our website to be considered for this role. CV applications will not be considered.
The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.
Closing date – Sunday 10 July 2022
Interview date – Thursday 14 July 2022