Epilepsy Fieldworker, Greater Glasgow & Clyde (21 hours; £24,160 pro rata)
This is a temporary post until 31 March 2023.
Epilepsy Connections wants everyone with epilepsy to have the support, resilience and respect they need to live life to the full.
Every year our Epilepsy Fieldwork Team supports hundreds of people to learn more about their epilepsy and how to manage it, and to live safely and well with what can be a challenging condition. The team works in a person-centred way to support people to identify their epilepsy information and support needs and to develop their self-management skills.
- practical information about understanding and managing epilepsy, seizures and treatment; identifying seizure triggers; lifestyle issues; balancing risk and safety.
- help to manage epilepsy at home, school or work.
- support for people to deal with their feelings about living with epilepsy.
- help with benefits and housing issues.
- liaison with epilepsy specialist clinics.
- signposting to appropriate resources and services.
We need an enthusiastic, experienced self-starter to join our Greater Glasgow & Clyde Fieldwork Team. You will work in an advisory capacity with adults and children with epilepsy, including people who have difficult-to-control epilepsy and those who have additional long term and/or disabling conditions, and people who are socially isolated because of epilepsy. This busy, varied and rewarding role also involves providing information and support to families and carers, employers, and health, social care and housing providers.
To succeed in this role, you must have experience of providing information and support in a health or other welfare setting, excellent people skills, and be able to demonstrate your understanding of the impact of living with a long term condition. Knowledge of epilepsy would be an advantage but we provide full training.
For the duration of this contract, the Epilepsy Fieldwork Team plan to commit significant time and energy to re-engaging with local communities and referrers to help us reach more people with epilepsy and their families. This will involve building relationships with potential new referrers and awareness-raising work with community-based organisations.
To help us reach out to all sections of the community, we particularly welcome applications from speakers of community languages who meet the essential criteria for the post.
This is a great opportunity to work with a small, friendly team in a vibrant charity, and to develop your skills, knowledge and experience. We work to a hybrid model, and you would expect to work from the office Working days are subject to agreement, but will include Wednesdays.
For details and application pack go to https://www.epilepsyconnections.org.uk/get-involved/ or contact Georgia Curran at email@example.com or 0141 248 4125.
Closing date: Midnight 24 July 2022
Subject to COVID risk assessment, interviews will take place on Tuesday 3 August 2022 in our Glasgow office at 129 – 134 Baltic Chambers, 50 Wellington Street, Glasgow, G2 6HJ, or via Zoom/suitable alternative.