Accountable to: Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire
Contract: 35 hours per week for 13 weeks (3 months) or part-time over a longer period (a total of 455 hours)
Applicants for the Public Life Internship opportunities must:
- define as a disabled person under the Equality Act 2010: “someone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal every day activities.”
- be unemployed or under-employed
- Applicants do not need to have acquired a certain level of education, but should demonstrate how their skills and qualities make them suitable for the opportunity.
Organisation profile: North Lanarkshire has a population of 340,000 people and is the 4th largest local authority in Scotland. Social work in North Lanarkshire has always been seen as progressive in service development. Since 1 April 2016, Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire (HSCNL) is responsible for community health and social care functions whose purpose is to create safer, healthier, independent lives for the people of North Lanarkshire. Services are delivered by staff of North Lanarkshire Council, NHS Lanarkshire, third and independent sector organisations, working closely together in an integrated approach. Unpaid carers are valued partners too.
The purpose of the internship is to help evaluate the effectiveness of the Governments strategy on post diagnosis support for people with dementia. There have been a significant number of people who have received this support and a significant number of people who have been on a waiting list for support. The project will be to evaluate the impact of receiving or not receiving this post diagnosis support. The Intern will be working alongside a range of professionals involved in the post diagnostic support from lead consultant, allied health professionals, social work staff and the third sector as well as service user and care organisations.
An objective of the placement will be that at the end of the project a report will be produced that will contribute to the knowledge base of the effectiveness of delivering post diagnostic support for individuals with early diagnosis of dementia.
The intern will have the opportunity to gain skills in collaborative teamwork, analysis of information and producing reports and communication with service users and carers as part of face-to-face interviews. Please download the application pack for more details.
Main duties and tasks
Main duties will be to work under the support and direction of the project team headed up by the lead consultant for old age psychiatry.
Work will include producing questionnaires and subsequent anaylsis and undertaking individual interviews.
Essential skills and experience:
- Good communication skills and written work are essential for this internship. Experience of report writing and analysis of information would also be a requirement.
- Basic computer skills are essential as well as a familiarity with Microsoft Office applications.
- Previous experience in a social care setting would be helpful but not a requirement.
- Self motivation and good time management are essential as the intern will be given a good degree of autonomy in day to day work as well as good support from the project team.
If you would like to discuss this opportunity with the employer prior to submitting your application, please contact: Dennis McLafferty Manager Adult Services, (Frailty & Long term Conditions) tel: 01698 332031
Completed applications to be forwarded by 10am on Thursday 22nd June 2017 to:
23 Lauriston Street
Please download the application pack for more details, and our applicant guide for tips on a good application.