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Specialist Dementia Carer Support Link Workers - North Lanarkshire

  • Full time or Part time
  • £29,640.16 – £32,812.65
  • On site: Motherwell
  • Closing 30th June 2024

  • Advertised from 28th May 2024
  • Fixed term until 31 March 2025. Minimum of 21 hours a week up to 35 hours, open to discussion at interview.


Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support family carers of people living with dementia?

If so, you can be part of a Team of Specialist Dementia Carer Link Workers (SDC Link Workers) providing dementia expertise and support to those affected by dementia, with a specific focus on family carers.

The aim of the role is to support family carers to understand the illness, and provide evidenced based intervention, practical advice and emotional support at all stages, including key transition points and bereavement.

Supporting our Lanarkshire locality, the post will be based within Motherwell but will focus on specific localities within North Lanarkshire ensuring that each area has a dedicated SDC Link Worker.

The SDC Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, Social Services, 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 license and access to a car.

Application notes

For a full job description, please click here 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: 30 June 2024

Interview date: 9 July 2024

Interview Location: Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Resource Centre, 64 Dalziel Street, Motherwell, ML1 1PJ