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£22,164 - £22,734 - FTE

Permanent, Relief, Full-Time, Part-Time

Full time, part time and relief

Closing Date: 31 July 2024

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Can you help us with our ongoing mission? 

At Capability Scotland, our mission is to deliver the highest quality services, tailored to the individual needs of disabled people. We work in partnership to create innovative solutions which enable our people to achieve their goals. We put our customers and learners at the heart of everything we do and will make sure their voices are heard loud and clear.  

We love what we do here and are looking to recruit Community Living Assistants for our Riccarton service based in Edinburgh. 

The role – Community Living Assistant

We support people with a variety of complex disabilities in our bright, spacious, purpose built daycentre setting which has a wonderful garden for green fingered activities. You will be supporting our customers to access its fantastic sensory rooms, adapted kitchen for regular cooking & baking, science & tech, re-bound therapy, music and arts & crafts spaces. 

Our customers require either two-to-one or group care; your day will include helping them with their personal care, dressing, medication, communication, mobility, mealtimes and participating in their chosen activities. 

We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with a skill or passion to share such as baking, music or photography – if you love it, this will shine through to the people you support, giving them a taste of new experiences whilst learning new skills.

This above video explains it all – make yourself a cuppa and take a few minutes to see what we are all about. 

What you need to know

Hours: 30 hours per week – 9am-3pm Monday – Friday (with occasional weekend working)   

Location: Research Avenue North, Edinburgh, EH14 4AP

Don’t let concerns over experience or availability hold you back. We have several growing services across Scotland and are happy to consider any availability – apply now and see if we can work with yours! 

Drivers preferred but not essential, whilst we welcome applications from drivers, our roles are based at our day centre or wider community (which has great transport links as we are based on the Heriot-Watt University Campus). If you do need to go out and about with our customer for that dinner and cinema trip, your costs are covered!  

Capability Scotland’s benefits: 

  • A generous salary of £22,164 - £22,734 FTE / £10.90ph - £11.18ph (dependent on qualifications & length of service)
  • Where nightshifts are available, we offer a generous rate of - £11.45 - £11.74 (dependent on qualifications and length of service)
  • We recognise and reward qualified employees offering £11.18 per hour for those qualified at SVQ3 or above.
  • To help you achieve this qualification, we offer a fully funded SVQ – a qualification which is yours for life.
  • Most services offer, set 2, 3, 4 and 6 weeks rolling or monthly rotas so you always know when you are working and can plan life outside of work.
  • 32 days holidays per year, increasing to 37 with service.
  • Free PVG checks throughout your employment.
  • Up to 8% company contribution pension scheme.
  • Up to 3 x annual salary death in service.
  • Perks at Work – shopping discount scheme.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • 24/7 employee assistance
  • Working for us means you would qualify for Blue Light & Concert for Carer discounts

We are One Voice, One Charity, One Spirit, #OneCapability.  

Want to be part of this? Apply now 

Capability Scotland is committed to providing an inclusive workplace where all forms of difference are valued, and which is free from any form of unfair or unlawful treatment. We define diversity in its broadest sense – this includes but is not limited to our diversity of educational and professional backgrounds, experience, cognitive and neurodiversity, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief and ethnicity and geographical provenance. We support a culture that values meritocracy, fairness and transparency and welcomes enquiries from everyone. 

A copy of Capability Scotland’s Equality and Diversity Policy is available upon request from the HR Team.

Due to the high volume of applications expected, we advise that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest and for taking the time to apply to work with us.Disability Confident Logo

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