Dementia Link Worker Glasgow

  • Part time
  • £26,262 – £29,073 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 28th February 2020


  • Advertised from 13th February 2020
  • 24.5 hours, Temporary Contract
  • R000982

Role

Make a real difference and help us to make sure no one goes through dementia on their own.

Alzheimer Scotland and Glasgow City Health & Social Care Partnership are working in partnership to deliver a dementia post diagnostic support service for people with a new diagnosis of dementia for one year post diagnosis.

Alzheimer Scotland has been at the forefront of promoting post-diagnostic support for people with dementia in a campaign spanning several years. All our post-diagnostic activity is centred on our 5 Pillars Model and this support equips people with tools, connections, resources and plans to live as well as possible. Our model contributes to positive outcomes for people after their diagnosis including reduced isolation, reduced stress, reduced depression among carers, increased understanding of dementia and knowledge of managing symptoms, increased awareness of sources of support, increased social interaction, increased control of support, improved quality of life, and delayed admission to residential care.

Alzheimer Scotland is seeking to appoint a Dementia Link Worker to work as part of a team of Link Workers across the city and working closely with colleagues in local multi-disciplinary community older peoples mental health teams, to ensure a collaborative and partnership approach to supporting each individual and their carers. This is a City Wide Service and the post-holder will be based in Glasgow.

The Dementia Link Worker reports to a Glasgow Service Manager.

You will hold a professional qualification in social work, health, social care or equivalent and have experience of working with people with dementia and their families.

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate their ability to deliver in each of the key focus areas and have the ability to demonstrate the core skills noted in the job description and person specification.

Application notes

For a full job description, person specification and to apply please click here

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

Closing Date: 28 February 2020

Interview Date: to be confirmed, please note interviews will take place in Glasgow.

Recruiting Manager – Sharon Higgins, Alzheimer Scotland, 8 Croftspar Place, Glasgow, G32 0JD

Tel: 0141 774 3690

Email: shiggins@alzscot.org