Location: Alzheimer Scotland Brain Health and Dementia Resource Centre, Kirkcaldy, although the role will involve providing activity groups across Fife
Alzheimer Scotland is the leading dementia organisation in Scotland. They campaign for the rights of people with dementia and their families, whilst providing an extensive range of innovative, personalised, and therapeutic support services. They are committed to improving the lives and opportunities of people living with dementia, their carers, partners, and families as their journey transitions from the first point of contact through to end of life. They believe nobody should face dementia alone.
Are you a self-starter? Are you confident, innovative and collaborative? If yes, then this may be the role for you. Alzheimer Scotland is looking for a Community Connexions Outreach Worker for the Fife area. You will be involved in supporting people living with dementia to establish personal goals and outcomes and help them to achieve these. The outreach service is a short-term intervention and support service offering guidance and assistance to people living with dementia and their carers to help live life to the full and as independently as possible. This may involve helping to reduce social isolation, building confidence to use public transport, engaging with the local community and much more!
The successful applicant will have a positive approach to dementia. You will be flexible, inclusive, creative, and organised in your approach. You will be sensitive and compassionate with the ability to support people in times of difficulty or distress. You will be an excellent communicator who can work effectively both with individuals and with groups. You will have a positive approach to your own continued professional development and a willingness to participate in relevant training. A relevant qualification and previous experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage. In return you will be in a role which offers the opportunity to meet great people, have great job satisfaction and be employed by an organisation that offers a range of employee benefits and career progression opportunities.