Contract: 1 position, 35 hours, temporary to 31 March 2024
Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to prepare and support people prior to a diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?
If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high quality, person centered support to people living with dementia and their families.
This is a new initiative to provide pre-diagnosis support and advice to people and their family / supporters living with changes in cognition who are in the diagnostic process. This support will be delivered in a number of ways including face to face, groups settings and online.
Supporting our Edinburgh locality, the posts will be based in Edinburgh city. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, 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 licence and access to a car.
For a full job description and person specification please see the attachments section of this advert.
The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland. Interview date – 5 July 2023