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Community Living Assistant - Dundee

Job details
Job Type:Adult Services
Job Location:Dundee
Service:Dundee Services
Contract Type:Permanent
Hours:Various
Salary Details:£9.35 per hour
Salary Band:Competitive Salary
Closing Date:4 May 2020
Job Reference:CS200402

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 relief 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.

Why work for Capability Scotland?

  • Rewarding Career Choice
  • Fully paid induction and shadowing with experienced staff.
  • Competitive Salary - £9.35 per hour
  • 32 Days Annual Leave (increasing to 37 days with service)
  • Extensive Training provided and fully funded SVQ.
  • Payment of PVG
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme
  • Death in service benefits
  • Free 24/7 Employee Assistance Programmee
  • Professional Development and support for SVQ
  • Access to credit union

What we're looking for

  • We prefer passion over experience, new ideas over years of service.
  • The ability to enable others to be as independent as possible, to assist with things rather than do it for them.
  • desire for self-improvement and willing to develop your skills with our help
  • 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, which we are happy to discuss for mutual agreement.

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.

How to Apply

If you'd like to discuss this role, have any questions, or wish to submit an application, you can contact us below by phone or email with the reference CS200402.

You can apply by:

  • Download, complete, and return our application form on the right, and send it to the details below
  • Alternatively send a CV and cover letter to the email below

Email: mark.scott@capability-scotland.org.uk

Contact Name: Mark Scott

Contact Number: 01382 737238

DCE

Interview Details
Interviews will take place as suitable applications are received