Senior Huntington's Disease Specialist
Region: Dumfries & Galloway
Location : Hybrid Model: Home based / office based (TBC)
Salary: £34,976 - £38,074 (Pro rata)
Hours : 18 hours per week
Scottish Huntington’s Association is the only charity in Scotland dedicated exclusively to the care and support of individuals and families whose lives are impacted by Huntington’s disease, an incurable neurological condition with severe and complex physical, mental and cognitive symptoms.
An exciting opportunity has arisen allowing Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA) to create a unique post for a part-time Huntington’s Disease Specialist to support families throughout Dumfries & Galloway(D&G). Providing the opportunity to manage a bespoke Specialist Huntington’s disease service within our growing Scottish Charity which will offer specialist assessment, one to one emotional support, facilitation of Huntington’s disease care management and advice & information to families impacted by Huntington’s Disease (HD).
Working in partnership with D&G NHS Health and Social Care teams, the service will also provide advice, training and education to professionals and voluntary agencies involved in all aspects of Huntington’s disease care.
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. Our current staff have been recruited from a variety of backgrounds in mental health, physical disability, social work, neurology or palliative care. SHA will provide the opportunity for the successful candidate to acquire all the specialist knowledge required.
The Scottish Huntington’s Disease Association invites applications from professionals who have a background in allied health, nursing or social work, and who have a valid, current professional qualification & membership with their professional body.
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 check.
Electronic application pack can be found using the links below. Please submit both the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form to:
Closing date for applications: 25th August 2022
Interview date: 5th September 2022
N.B. Post Covid-19, SHA has adopted a more flexible hybrid model of working, office based is the predominant approach with some home working where appropriate.
Interviews and induction processes for successful candidates will take place via Microsoft Teams