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Community Living Assistant

Job details
Job Type:Adult/Children's Services
Job Location:Dundee
Service:Dundee Services
Contract Type:Permanent
Hours:Various (16, 30 and relief)
Salary Details:£9.35 per hour
Salary Band:Competitive Salary
Closing Date:30 November 2019
Job Reference:CS190302 A-D

About our Service

Capability Scotland Dundee enables people with precisely the support that they need, so that they can more fully enjoy the independence they want. Each care package is unique, designed to meet the specific needs and desires of each customer. They can have as much or as little support as they need, at a time to suit them on any chosen day.

Do you want to make a real difference to people's lives?

We are currently looking to recruit a number of Community Living Assistants on various contracts to support customers with tasks associated with day-to-day living. You will be required to provide personal care (including intimate care) and support customers with aspects of their general welfare, manual-handling, and administering medication may be required and training will be provided.

The role will involve lone working. We provide support customers 24/7 so availability to work evenings, weekends and sleepovers is essential. Due to the popularity of the service on a Friday you must be available and willing to work on a Friday on a weekly basis. We have various contracts available including 16 hours, 30 hours and relief. Specific hours will be discussed at interview.

Why work for Capability Scotland?

  • Rewarding Career Choice
  • Competitive Salary - £9.35 per hour
  • Sleepovers paid at £9 per hour (minimum of £70.00 per sleepover)
  • 32 Days Annual Leave (increasing to 37 days with service)
  • Extensive Training provided
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme
  • Death in service benefits
  • Free 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional Development and support for SVQ
  • Access to credit union

Key Requirements

  • Experience of working in a similar role and environment
  • Willingness to undertake any personal development opportunities.
  • A care related SVQ Level 2/3 (or the willingness to gain this qualification in a given timescale).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on your own initiative.
  • Full Driving Licence* (we will consider alternative arrangements that achieve the same outcomes for candidates that have a disability that prevents them from having a driving licence)
  • Able and willing to work flexible shifts including nightshifts and weekends. Availability to work on Friday is essential for this role.

General Information

  • Capability Scotland is committed to providing services which embrace diversity and which promote equality of opportunity. We are happy to consider job-share applications.
  • Capability Scotland is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people and as such undertakes to conduct thorough pre-employment checks on all preferred candidates.
  • A copy of Capability Scotland's Equality and Diversity Policy is available on the Intranet or upon request from the HR Department. Capability Scotland, Scottish Charity SC011330.

Disability Confident Employer

As a Disability Confident Employer we are committed to employing and retaining disabled people; we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job and consider them on their abilities and we will make reasonable adjustments to ensure disabled people are not disadvantaged when applying for and doing their jobs.

Contact Information

For further information please contact the person below quoting reference number CS190302 A-D. Applications will be considered and interviewed as they are received so please apply before the closing date.

Contact Name:                  Mark Scott

Contact Email:                  Mark.Scott@capability-scotland.org.uk

Contact Number                01382 737238

Interview Details
Interviews will take place as suitable applications are received