Role Title: Senior Huntington's Disease Specialist
Location: Clinical Genetics Centre, Ashgrove House Foresterhill, Aberdeen (All staff are currently home based until Covid-19 restrictions are lifted)
Hours: 36 Hours per week
Closing Date: 12th February 2021
Due to retirement we have a vacancy for a Senior Huntington’s Disease Specialist (SHDS) post within our Grampian service. The post will be a full time post.
This is an exciting opportunity to manage our existing Grampian service within our growing Scottish Charity and to offer specialist assessment, one to one emotional support, provide Huntington’s disease care management advice and information to families impacted by Huntington’s Disease (HD) and to all professionals or voluntary agencies involved in their care management.
We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, motivated and who will have a positive influence on the quality of life for individuals and their families who are impacted by HD. The successful candidate should have the ability to work autonomously using their own initiative in this challenging and innovative post. Good listening, communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as are excellent timekeeping and caseload management skills. Previous experience of working with Huntington’s disease is preferred but not essential; most of our staff have a background in mental health, physical disability, social work, neurology or palliative care. We will provide you with all the specialist knowledge you need.
The Scottish Huntington’s Disease Association invites applications from professionals with a valid, current professional qualification in any of the specialities listed below
• Nursing (RGN, RMHNl), Occupational Therapy or Speech and Language. A substantial level of post-basic experience is desirable. Community based practice knowledge and a clean current driving licence and use of a car is essential.
The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced disclosure.
An electronic application pack can be downloaded below and should be returned to:
Scottish Huntington’s Association
Linwood Industrial Estate
T: 0141 848 0308
Closing date for applications: 12th February 2021
Interview date: TBC
NB. Currently due to Covid-19 all of our staff are working from home providing telephone support, an exceptional few essential face to face visits where all other avenues such as “near me”, Microsoft teams and telephone contact have been exhausted are being carried out maintaining government and SHA guidelines.
Interviews and induction processes for successful candidates will take place via Microsoft Teams