Parkinson’s Local Adviser covering Milton Keynes and North Buckinghamshire
15 hours per week
£11,657.19 per annum
Parkinson's UK drives better care, treatments and quality of life. Together we can bring forward the day when no one fears Parkinson's and you could be part of helping us achieve this.
You will provide information and support services through a range of means including telephone, email, and face to face client visits. The aim of the service is to provide client focused information and support that enables and empowers people to take control of their life living with Parkinson’s. The role will cover Milton Keynes and North Buckinghamshire.
With a background in health and social care service provision, you will have exceptional people skills. You will have experience of working in a person centered way and empowering others to access the support they need and make choices appropriate for them.
You will have significant experience of direct client work, including advocating for clients and supporting people with understanding their rights and options, problem solving, successfully navigating health and social care systems and participating in decision making processes regarding their support and choices. Current knowledge of welfare rights is an advantage.
You will have an absolute passion to make a difference for the people that you support. And you are self-motivated with willingness to undertake reflective practice and on-going development. If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!
Candidates must live within a reasonable distance of the area as they will be required to travel around the area. You also need to be able to travel around the area without reliance on public transport. If you will be driving, you need to have held your full UK driving license for a minimum of one year.
Please note: This role will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. If you don’t have a current DBS check, you will be required to apply for one; refusal to do so will result in the offer being withdrawn.
For further details on how to apply, please click on the Apply on Website link. CVs will not be accepted as part of, or instead of, the application form.
Closing date: 23 January 2017
Interview date: 3 February 2017
Please note, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified.
Parkinson’s UK is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from disabled people, including those affected by Parkinson’s.
Parkinson’s UK is the operating name of the Parkinson’s disease Society of the United Kingdom. A charity registered in England and Wales (258197) and in Scotland (SC037554).