Parkinson’s Local Adviser (South Staffordshire)

United Kingdom
£22,537 per annum
07 Oct 2017
07 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Parkinson’s Local Adviser (South Staffordshire)

29 hours per week
£22,537 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.

About the role

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 South Staffordshire.

Skills, knowledge and experience

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, benefits applications and participating in decision-making processes regarding their support and choices. Current knowledge of welfare rights and confidentiality is an advantage.

You will have a passion to make a difference for the people that you support. You are self-motivated with willingness to undertake reflective practice and on-going development. You will also have strong administrative, time management and IT skills. If this sounds like you, 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don’t have a current DBS check, you will be required to apply for one; refusal to do so will result in the offer being withdrawn.

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Closing date: 16 October 2017

Interview date: 24 October 2017 in Penkridge

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).

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