Kirrie Connections is a leading charity, dedicated to improving the lives of individuals affected by dementia. We believe in the power of community and are committed to establishing a supportive network for those in the early stages of dementia in Angus, Scotland.
We are seeking a motivated and compassionate Development Worker to spearhead the establishment of an early-stage dementia peer support network in Angus. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in fostering a sense of community, providing resources, and creating a supportive environment for individuals and their families affected by early-stage dementia, using self-management techniques. This post will be funded by The Health and Social Care Alliance.
Network Establishment: Develop and implement a comprehensive strategy for the creation and growth of an early-stage dementia peer support network in Angus.
Community Outreach: Engage with individuals, families, and community organisations to raise awareness about the peer support network and its benefits.
Needs Assessment:Conduct assessments to identify the specific needs and preferences of individuals in the early stages of dementia, ensuring that the support network is tailored to meet these needs.
Resource Development:Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to develop informational materials, guides, and resources that will aid individuals in managing the challenges associated with early-stage dementia.
Training and Workshops: Organise and facilitate training sessions and workshops for peer support volunteers, equipping them with the necessary skills to provide effective assistance.
Partnership Building: Establish and maintain partnerships with local health organisations, community centres, and other relevant entities to enhance the reach and impact of the support network.
Monitoring and Evaluation: Implement a system for ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the peer support network, collecting feedback and making adjustments as necessary.
Skills & Abilities
Note: The above job description is a general outline of the position and may evolve as the project progresses.
Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, and a brief statement outlining their approach to developing a peer support network for individuals in the early stages of dementia in Angus to email@example.com
Application Deadline: 9am Monday 27th November
Kirrie Connections is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply.