Community Living Assistants (30 hours)

Capability Scotland
10 Oct 2016
01 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

About Capability Scotland

Capability Scotland campaigns with, and provides education, employment and care services for more than 1,000 disabled children and adults across Scotland. The workforce comprises of a wide variety of roles including Allied Health professionals, Teachers, Care and Support staff.

Service Details

Edinburgh Services are for adults with disabilities and complex care needs. We support all aspects of daily living and work with individuals to identify their wishes and meet their needs and preferences using a wide range of techniques and assistive technology. We have daily activities including art sensory activities, hydrotherapy, music and cooking. In addition to this we support customers to access community based activities (e.g. further education, community based projects, leisure activities).

The service model is currently being redesigned to provide person-centred, community-focussed support. It is anticipated that there will be exciting developments over the coming months. As the service develops this may require flexibility in term of location, focus and deployment, including the ability and willingness to work flexible shifts which may include evenings, weekend and sleepovers.

Edinburgh Services are based at our hubs at Riccarton, Mercury House, Research Park Avenue North, Riccarton, Edinburgh, EH14 4AP and Craigmillar, Units 9 - 15, SPACE, 11 Harewood Road, Edinburgh, EH16 4NT.

Job Role and Responsibilities

We are currently looking to recruit Community Living Assistants to support customers with tasks associated with day-to-day living. You will assist our customers to access community based activities and resources. You will be required to provide personal care (including intimate care) and support customers with aspects of their general welfare. The role will also involve lone working, health related practices, mealtime assistance and administration of medication as and when required. The role will also involve a degree of physical activity which includes pushing wheelchairs and providing physical support to our customers.

Experience/qualifications/key skills required:

Experience of working in a similar environment is desirable as is a willingness to undertake any personal development opportunities. You should possess a care related SVQ Level 3 or the ability and willingness to achieve this qualification within a specified timescale. You should demonstrate a commitment to and an understanding of social inclusion as well as the values associated with promoting independence.

A full driving licence and access to a car is desirable due to the nature of the role. Capability Scotland is willing to consider alternative arrangements that achieve the same outcomes for those candidates that have a disability which prevents them from having a driving licence.

General Information

N.B. This is a standing advert; applications can be submitted at any time and will be considered at the point they are received.

See also:
0004.Community Living Assistant.pdf