Are you an experienced health or social care professional who has a passion to improve the quality of life and experience of those living with a neurological condition? Then this challenging and extremely rewarding role offers the opportunity to share your expertise, develop your clinical practice and work with a team of
like-minded individuals who support the Huntington’s disease community.
You would join our Lothian Service as a full-time Huntington’s Disease Specialist, in a role funded by Lothian’s Health and Social Care Partnerships.
About the role
Our Huntington’s Disease Specialists facilitate quality care for those impacted by Huntington’s disease and their families throughout the Lothian area. You will focus on case management, specialist assessment, anticipatory care planning, and coordination of support. This requires partnership working with, and signposting to, appropriate professionals/agencies.
Previous experience of working with Huntington’s disease is preferred but not essential. We will provide you with all the condition-specific knowledge you need in addition to funding your place on Stirling University’s CPD course ‘Huntington’s Disease: An enabling approach to supporting families’, delivered in collaboration with Scottish Huntington’s Association.
Scottish Huntington’s Association is the only charity in Scotland dedicated exclusively to families impacted by Huntington’s disease, a devastating hereditary, neurodegenerative condition that causes severe and complex physical, mental and cognitive symptoms. There are currently 800 people in Scotland with symptoms of Huntington’s disease and a further 3200 believed to be at risk of developing the condition.
The successful candidate will join Scottish Huntington’s Association at an exciting time as we prepare to launch Standing Tall: A Strategy for Growth 2023 – 28 to transform the care and support for Huntington’s families throughout Scotland. We are an ambitious and hard-working organisation, recognised at national and international levels for our expertise and approach.
What we offer
For an informal chat about the role, please contact Linda Lucas (Team Leader) or Trevor Law (Senior HD Specialist, Lothian) on 0141 848 0308.
Closing date for applications: Monday 12 June 2023
Interview date: Tuesday 20 June, Longstone Resource Centre, Edinburgh
SHA is a registered charity and is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. Scottish Charity No: SCO10985.