Parkinson’s Local Adviser – West Berkshire & S

Recruiter
Parkinson's UK
Location
Berkshire
Posted
10 Jan 2018
Closes
08 Feb 2018
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Parkinson’s Local Adviser – West Berkshire & South Vale of White Horse £11,657 per annum Permanent 15 hours per week Home-based 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 West Berkshire & Southern Vale of White Horse 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! You 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. For more information and to apply, please click on the Apply on Website button. Closing date: 25 January 2018 Interview date: 5 February 2018 We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive an overwhelming response. We therefore encourage you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment. 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). No agencies