Dementia Advisor – Kirkcaldy, Fife
- Brain Health and Dementia Resource Centre, Hill Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1AH
- £27,941.31 - £30,931.98 per year pro rata
- Contract Type:
- Position Type:
- Full Time
- 35 hours per week
This is an exciting opportunity for a permanent full-time Dementia Advisor position, focusing on Technology Enabled Care, within our Fife Services.
The post holder will provide information on support services including technology product solutions, available locally for both the person with dementia and his/her carers and family members, providing advice and signposting as and when required.
The Dementia Advisor will also provide support to local communities within the respective localities to help them become more dementia & digital friendly and to increase their capacity to support those living with dementia. The post holder will work alongside the respective teams to deliver a blended approach of support, will develop and facilitate new activities for people living with dementia and carers whilst working alongside the Fife team to deliver and facilitate already established online virtual group work activities. The postholder will be based within Kirkcaldy Dementia Resource Centre. The post holder will work with individuals and groups of people affected by dementia and will seek to ensure that statutory and independent organisations improve their understanding and responses to the needs of people with dementia and their carers.
This is a very flexible role aimed at meeting the needs of people with dementia and their carers in a given geographical area. 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 will have a fixed office base.
Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia and an enthusiasm around Technology Enabled Care and social prescribing. You will also have good communication skills and 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 as well as an understanding of the importance of digital health.
For a full job description, please click apply 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.
Interview date: 6 March 2023