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Community Living Assistant - Fife SLS

Job details
Job Type:Adult Services
Job Location:Fife
Service:Fife Supported Living Service
Contract Type:Permanent
Salary Details:£9.35 per hour
Salary Band:Competitive Salary
Closing Date:30 November 2019
Job Reference:CS180309

About our Service

Fife Supported Living Services is a housing support/care at home service that support people with varying disabilities and medical conditions. Our aim is to enable people to achieve the level of independence they are looking for and to lead fulfilling lives. Each care package is unique and is designed to meet the specific needs and desires of each customer.

Our work is to offer support to people to live happy, fulfilled and successful lives and this involves giving help with whatever is required to achieve this. We offer a range of support including practical, personal and emotional support to meet a variety of needs.

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

We are currently looking to recruit a Community Living Assistant to support customers in the Fife area 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, driving, and administering medication. The successful candidates will be willing and able to work a variety of shifts including evenings and weekends. We provide support 7 days a week between 7am and 10pm.

Why work for Capability Scotland?

  • Rewarding Career Choice
  • Competitive Salary - £9.35 per hour
  • 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.

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.

We are also recruiting for permanent relief staff and interested applicants should apply stating they are interested in relief hours.

Contact Information

For further information please contact the service on the details below quoting the reference number CS180309

Contact Name:                     Lesley Craig

Contact Email:           

Contact Number:                  01383 720613


Interview Details
Interviews will be arranged as suitable applications are recieved