An exciting and rare opportunity has arisen to work within Alzheimer Scotland as a Dementia Link Worker in the Mid-Argyll area of Argyll and Bute. The role of Dementia Link Worker is key to our local services and Link Workers are often the first person families have contact with following a diagnosis of dementia.
The Dementia Link Worker role is central to our success in providing people living with dementia, their families and carers high quality Post-Diagnostic Support. This support can involve practical advice, as well as access to resources, activities, groups and other community programmes that will sustain independence as far as is possible and for as long as possible. Dementia Link Workers are allocated to support individuals and families for a period of 12 months following a diagnosis of dementia. During the year of Post-Diagnostic Support, Dementia Link Workers operate around Alzheimer Scotland’s 5 Pillar Model, allowing a structured but person-centred approach to the delivery of support.
Working with individuals and families affected by dementia, the Dementia Link Worker is required to have a warm, flexible approach, a good understanding of dementia, as well as skills in empathy and relationship building. Often visiting people in their own homes, Dementia Link Workers are in a unique position to offer a very person-centred level of care.
Supporting our Argyll and Bute locality, this post will be based within the Community Dementia Team in Mid-Argyll based within Mid-Argyll Community Hospital. Being a part of a multidisciplinary team, Dementia Link Workers are required to be effective team members and have the skills to maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland and the NHS. Travel within the Mid-Argyll area will be required. In addition some travel out with the area can be expected for training and meeting purposes.
A unique person is sought who can support people living with dementia, primarily in a home setting, personalised to the individual’s needs. They will take a flexible, creative and caring approach to the role.
Applicants will have an understanding of the aims and values of Alzheimer Scotland supported by excellent communication and networking skills; hold a recognised professional qualification and/or have relevant experience with a willingness to learn and participate in training. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.
Please note that at time of writing Alzheimer Scotland staff remain working from home. This is subject to change at short notice. There is an increased emphasis on using digital platforms to engage with people with dementia and their carers and working creatively to deliver the 5 Pillar Model of Post-Diagnostic Support remotely. Skills in this area would be advantageous.
You will be required to have a full driving licence and access to a car.
EARS is an independent advocacy provider – our role is to make sure people’s voices are heard when there are issues in their lives.
This post - initially to March 2022 - will continue the provision of independent advocacy to older people living in West Lothian.
We especially welcome applications from people with some experience of providing advocacy and/or experience of working with older people and/or experience of the Health and Social Care Sector.
Braeburn Home is an independent care home offering high quality nursing care. It is situated in a quiet residential area close to the Royal Botanic Garden. It offers care to older people who require nursing and social care and who will benefit from the support and companionship of other residents.
We are looking for two Care Assistants that are committed to providing holistic, respectful, person centered care and support to our residents and their families.
Both posts are for 39 hours per week on a permanent basis.
Working under the direction and guidance of a registered nurse, the role mainly involves providing care and support to our residents in a polite and professional manner.
This will include (but not limited to):
The successful candidates will be highly committed to providing quality care, be responsible individuals who enjoy working in a family home atmosphere. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as well as the ability to work independently or as part of a team.
The working hours are based on a rota system and requires a high degree of flexibility.
Training will be provided in all relevant tasks and sector-specific training will also be provided through a combination of internal, external and online courses as appropriate.
The post holders are required to be registered with SSSC, complying with their minimum qualification and learning requirements.
A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application.
Braeburn Home is committed to Equal Opportunities.
Braeburn Home is an independent care home offering high quality nursing care. It is situated in a quiet residential area close to the Royal Botanic Garden. We provide care to older people who require dedicated nursing and social care and who benefit from the support and companionship of other residents.
We are looking for a fully qualified and experienced RGN who is registered with the NMC to join our team. You will be part of a team providing frontline care and support to our residents and their families.
The working hours are 39 per week.
The main responsibilities of the role are:-
The successful candidate will be committed to providing quality care and enjoy working in a family care home atmosphere. You must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be comfortable working alone when required.
The working hours are based on a rota system and requires a high degree of flexibility.
The post holder will require to be registered with SSSC, complying with their minimum qualification requirements and ongoing training.
A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK. Candidates will also be required to provide proofof qualifications declared on the application.
Braeburn Home is committed to Equal Opportunities.
Working in partnership with Angus Council, Aberlour Sustain Angus provides support to enable children, young people and their families that are on the ‘edge of care’ to stay together. Sustain offers a highly flexible, responsive service supporting families by offering the help and tools they need to prevent a child from being taken into care. The service enables families to be supported at whatever time they need it, every day of the year.
We are seeking an experienced Administrator to join this new team. Your role is to support the team with general and financial administrative tasks, as well as being the first point of contact for enquiries via phone and email. You must be comfortable with financial information, including putting together spreadsheets. You will have administrative experience gained by working within a busy office or social care environment. You will be experienced working with Microsoft Office packages including Excel and be able to create spreadsheets and deal with numerical information. You will have excellent communication and organisational skills.
You will ideally have a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or equivalent experience. Applicants should be enthusiastic, energetic and committed to working in a relationship-based culture based on respect, integrity, innovation and the ability to challenge. You will share our vision that collaborative working and relationship-based early intervention is the best option for children and families who are feeling overwhelmed or excluded.
Do you fancy a diverse workload? Are you keen to make a difference? Then this is the time to join Albyn Housing Society! We are keen to recruit new staff to drive forward both our Development and Major Refurbishment projects. We have a new Leadership Team within the organisation so there is fresh momentum to build on the success of the past and provide innovative solutions to provide new and existing quality homes in the Highland Area.
If you want to be part of this, then we have the job opportunities for you in these posts.
The preferred candidate should have experience in the construction environment and strong organisational skills. You should have the ability to prioritise and manage a diverse workload, possess good leadership and management skills along with excellent interpersonal skills. You will also demonstrate good IT skills an enthusiastic and proactive approach to the delivery of projects.
A flexible working approach is required as is the ability to travel within the Highlands and occasionally out with the Highlands. Due to COVID-19, restrictions Albyn Housing Society’s offices are currently closed; this role will require a period of remote working.
LinkLiving is a Scottish health and wellbeing charity that supports people of all ages to overcome the negative impacts of trauma, mental health, inequality, and isolation. We deliver our support to service users through a range of models including:
LinkLiving’s values are at the heart of everything we do. As Team Leader you will be expected to share our core values of:
Whilst we also work with other age groups, our Older Persons Service promotes social inclusion opportunities for vulnerable people aged 65 and over by providing 1-1 volunteer and staff befriending in their own homes, within their communities, and support with social engagement opportunities for older people and carers through our drop in social cafes
The purpose of the job is to provide leadership, support and supervision to a team of project workers to deliver a high-quality service for older people within the Fife area whilst ensuring that funding is monitored, the service to individuals is co-ordinated and that appropriate policies and local procedures are in place. The Team Leader is the first line manager and is responsible for ensuring the service is of high quality. The Team Leader will combine a thorough knowledge of leadership and management practice and processes with first class staff support and development skills.
Working closely with the Service Manager, the Team Leader will use their knowledge to develop and expand services across Fife.
To find out more about a career in care, the following video provides an insight into what you can expect - aquestionofcare.org.uk
You will need to be able to demonstrate your commitment to LinkLiving’s 4 key values, which are:
You will be required to have a proven record in leadership and management and be able to demonstrate previous experience of providing support and supervision to staff and the ability to coordinate and prioritise resources and to manage competing demands.
For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification in the Job Information Pack below.
To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk
What’s in it for you?
LinkLiving offers excellent terms and conditions, and as an Investor in People and Healthy Working Lives Gold Award holder, we aim to provide a wide range of development opportunities and healthy living initiatives. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities.
You will work with colleagues who share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.
As a LinkLiving employee, you'll benefit from generous annual leave entitlements, a wide range of learning and development opportunities, highly competitive employer pension contribution rates, discounts on shopping, restaurants and other services via Westfield Rewards, enhanced maternity and sick pay entitlements, employee support and counselling service and occupational health services.
This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration.
To support the delivery of Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire mission to;
‘To shape, strengthen and serve a strong, vibrant, empowered and inclusive volunteering community and voluntary sector in South Lanarkshire’.
To achieve this the post holder will work as a member of the development staff within the Third Sector Interface (TSI) and as part of the operational delivery team.
The post holder will hold a key role in identifying opportunities for Third Sector organisations across South Lanarkshire, assessing and maintaining development opportunities and timelines, monitoring progress, supporting the delivery of organisational work-plans, reporting on performance against agreed KPI’s at a local and national level, supporting the maintenance and development of Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire’s internal CRM system (E.P.I) and the publically accessible Locator tool.
Support the further development and maintenance of locality ‘Pen Pictures’.
Liaise with the administration team to support the management of internal and external events as appropriate.
In addition, the post holder may be expected to attend seminars and networking events and to present to external bodies on a range of related topics.
A Job Description is available for download below.
Our client, a Charitable Organisation in Aberdeen have an exciting opportunity for a Business Development Officer. This is a full-time, 6 months contract position.
To increase the financial contributions of individuals and groups to the society by building relationships and exploring new development opportunities from various sources. To focus fundraising activities on those that will have the highest chance of success and are likely to produce the largest financial return for the effort involved.
Candidates should have previous experience in business development and fundraising in the charitable sector.
Excellent interpersonal skills
Age Scotland is the national charity for older people. We work to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50 so that they can love later life.
We support and enable hundreds of community and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Community Connecting Service and much more.
We work in Scotland with older people’s groups who provide vital activities and services for older people in their local community. We campaign on the issues that older people tell us are important to them.
Our Dementia Training team are looking for Dementia Training Officer to lead on the development of rights-based training for carers of people living with dementia, and to share responsibility for delivery of all strands of the dementia training programme.
The post will be a blend of office based (in Edinburgh) and home based work but there will be some requirement for you to travel throughout Scotland.
Due to the Covid outbreak in the UK, we have adapted our way of working in an effort to ensure the ongoing delivery of services, while minimising risk to our employees. Depending on guidance from the Scottish Government regarding the lifting of lockdown restrictions, this role may initially be completely home based, incorporating office work and face to face contact when it is safe to do so.
If you have the skills, experience and ambition required to fulfil this role, then please apply now.