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Community Living Assistant

Job details
Job Type:Adult Services
Job Location:Edinburgh
Service:Riccarton Service
Contract Type:Permanent
Hours:Various including relief and up to 30 contracted hours
Salary Details:£9.10 per hour
Salary Band:Competitive Salary
Closing Date:7 April 2019
Job Reference:CS190306 A-E

Service Details

Our Riccarton Hub offers positive experiences and opportunities to individuals with disabilities and complex health needs. We promote wellbeing, through therapeutic and sensory experiences whilst supporting individuals with all aspects of daily living.  The hub provides meaningful activities such as rebound therapy, cooking and baking, as well as sensory-based sessions, and activities within the local communities .

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

We are looking for Community Living Assistants to support our customers, during the day, currently between Monday and Friday.

As well as planning, supporting and leading activities, you will also provide personal and intimate care, mealtime assistance, medication administration and other medical health requirements.

The role involves a large degree of physical activity, which includes supporting individuals to move in their wheelchairs, postural management and repositioning support. Full training and support is provided.

We will also support you through your SVQ 3 qualification when it is time to register with the SSSC.

Desirable qualities of the role, however not a requirement

  • Experience and knowledge of working in a similar role
  • Willingness to undertake personal development opportunities
  • A care related SVQ Level 3 or willingness to complete this
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on your own initiative
  • Full Driving Licence

Why work for Capability Scotland?

  • Rewarding career choice as you empower customers to have a voice and realise their ambitions
  • Opportunity to work within a fair, innovative and transformative workplace
  • Competitive hourly rate of £9.10 per hour
  • 32 days' annual leave increasing after 5 years' service
  • Extensive training and support
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Access to credit union scheme
  • Free 24/7 employee assistance programme.

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 service quoting reference number CS180306 A-E

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Contact Number:                  0131 661 1212

Interview Details
Interviews will occur as suitable applications are received so you should apply early if you are interested in these posts.