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Community Living Assistants (Various hours) - North Lanarkshire Services

Job details
Job Type:Adult Services
Job Location:Lanarkshire
Service:North Lanarkshire Services
Contract Type:Various - Permanent, Fixed-Term and Relief available
Hours:Various hours - full /part-time and relief available
Salary Details:£9.00 per hour
Salary Band:Competitive Salary
Closing Date:28 February 2018
Job Reference:CS170103

About our service

Capability Scotland North Lanarkshire offers disabled people a person-centred approach which meets the customers' individualised needs and preferences in having a 'good life'. It is a flexible and customer-led service which enables people to live as safely and independently as possible as well as providing support to access their community.

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

As a Community Living Assistant you will support customers with tasks associated with day-to-day living.  You will provide a range of support from intensive 24/7 support enabling customers to live independently in their homes through to providing support to access the local community.  You will help build confidence and raise self-esteem and will be required to provide personal care (including intimate care) and support customers with aspects of general welfare.

The role involves a degree of physical activity which includes pushing wheelchairs and it also involve health related practices including mealtime assistance and administration of medication where required.

Why work for Capability Scotland?

  • Rewarding Career Choice
  • Competitive Salary - £9.00 per hour
  • Full Training provided
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme
  • 32 Days Annual Leave (increasing with service)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional Development and support for SVQ

Various contract hours' available for permanent, relief and fixed- term

Key Requirements

  • Experience of working in a similar role and environment
  • Willingness to undertake any personal development opportunities.
  • A care related SVQ Level 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 weekends, sleepovers and may also involve lone working

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.

If applying online, please note that you should receive an automated response when your application has been submitted. If you do not receive this, please re-submit your application.

Please note that CV's will not be accepted and an application form needs to be submitted if you wish to be considered for this post.

Contact Information

For further information please contact the service on the details below quoting the reference number CS170103

Contact Name:                     Isobel Kelly

Contact Email:                     Isobel.kelly@capability-scotland.org.uk

Contact Number:                  01698 372003

Interview Details
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