Epilepsy Fieldworker, Greater Glasgow & Clyde
(35 hours, £24,855 – £26,925 depending on experience)
This is a permanent post subject to funding.
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. If you know about epilepsy, that would be an advantage, but we provide full training and our experienced team is on hand to support you.
In the coming year, the Epilepsy Fieldwork Team will 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 an important role, and a great opportunity to make a real difference to people affected by epilepsy. If you want to work with a small, friendly team in a vibrant charity, and to develop your skills, knowledge and experience, we want to hear from you!
This role involves office and community-based working.
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 26 January 2024
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 7 & Thursday 8 February 2024 in our Glasgow office at Suites 129 – 134 Baltic Chambers, 50 Wellington Street, Glasgow, G2 6HJ.