Do you have an interest in improving the lives of people living with dementia, their families and carers in Shetland, with a key role in shaping the valuable existing Alzheimer Scotland service locally? Then this rare and exciting opportunity for a permanent, part time Dementia Advisor role for Shetland may be for you or someone you know.
Dementia Advisors provide advice, information, practical support, and develop social and therapeutic activities that meet the outcomes of local people affected by dementia.
You will support people living with dementia, their families, and carers to find their way through the health and social care system and have more meaningful conversations with decision makers in the local community, by encouraging people with dementia, and carers to be heard.
You will work with a range of external partners and colleagues to promote and develop a broader understanding of and positive attitudes to dementia.
To be successful in the role you will be required to adopt and demonstrate a positive leadership approach for the small but effective team that will influence a positive culture of engagement in the local communities. This will also include tasks related to maintaining the resource centre in Lerwick.
The postholder will be based in the Dementia Resource Centre, located in Lerwick, Shetland.
This is a very flexible role aimed at meeting the needs of people with dementia and their carers throughout the geographical area Shetland. 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/they will have a fixed office base.
You will have a positive approach to dementia, have good communication and IT skills and poses 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.
If this sounds like a perfect fit for you, or someone you know, please share this advert, or get in touch with us for an informal discussion by emailing Catriona MacRitchie at HRMailbox@alzscot.org