Macmillan €˜Improving the Cancer Journey€™
Renfrewshire Council is working in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support to launch a new service called €˜Improving the Cancer Journey€™ (ICJ). We have an exciting opportunity for two highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our team.
We recognise that a cancer diagnosis can come with a wide and worrying range of potential impacts beyond the purely physical. These challenges include financial, housing, mobility, phycological/emotional, spiritual, relationships and getting access to the full range of NHS services available. Trying to navigate through the many public and voluntary sector organisations who can help those affected by cancer can be difficult at any time however, it is especially so when dealing with the shock and impact of a cancer diagnosis. The aim of the ICJ Service is therefore to provide immediate access to expert information, advice and support to people affected by cancer.
You will work in a €˜Macmillan Professional€™ branded role and your duties will include meeting with Renfrewshire residents who have received a cancer diagnosis in order to carry out a Holistic Needs Assessment and to develop an Individual Care Plan tailored to their specific needs. These meetings will take place across a variety of locations within the local community, ranging from a hospital ward, through to a favourite cafÃ© or local library, or even the person€™s own home. You will offer advice, provide leaflets and information specific to the client€™s needs, and identify what services would be of the greatest benefit, make referrals to partner agencies in line with the Individual Care Plan you have developed.These roles will require you to travel across multiple locations per day throughout the Renfrewshire local authority area. You will have a base location within Johnstone Town Hall, Ludovic Square, Johnstone and will be supported by an experienced management team, by knowledgeable peers and by a dedicated administrative support staff. A comprehensive training programme will be provided, tailored to your previous experience as required.
It is essential that you have experience of: supporting people who have experienced the impact of a long-term health condition in either a personal or professional capacity; dealing with the public and engaging with public sector, voluntary or other statutory agencies; have a friendly, positive manner with effective people and advocacy skills in relation to communication, listening, supporting and motivating.
In addition, you must have the ability to: manage difficult interactions in a respectful, supportive and non-judgemental manner; organise and prioritise work, meet deadlines, assimilate complex information, produce written reports and maintain client records through input to IT systems; and, effectively assess the needs of individuals who may be in crisis and engage effectively, sensitively and flexibly.
It is desirable that you have experience in a social care-based setting and have a driving licence.If successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check, the level of check will be determined by the duties of the post. If you would like further information in relation to the Disclosure Scotland checks, please visit www.disclosurescotland.co.uk.
For further information on these roles please contact Andrew McLinden on 07393 753 349 or at [email protected]
Closing Date: Friday 30 August 2019
It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 9th September 2019.
Please see attached Job Outline below: