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Team Leader


£15.31 per hour


16 hours (2 weekly)

Closing Date: 31 March 2023

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Youthzone - Team Leader

About the Role – Team Leader

Youthzone provides playful, fun and engaging weekend respite sessions for 12 disabled young people aged between 10-16 years old. The aim of the service is to support the young people to develop their self-help skills and social skills as well as building a social/peer group whilst giving their parents some weekend respite. The young people can participate in a range of activities including arts and crafts, cooking, trampolining, puzzles, basketball, outings and many more. Activities are based on young people’s interests and the young people are encouraged to let us know what they would be interested in trying the next time they attend the service.

About the Role

We are looking to recruit a Social Care, Team Leader who will support our Service Manager in managing our teams and lead the way with this new opportunity.  As an experienced social care worker, you will ensure that our people continue to receive the exceptional, person-centred support we provide. By opening and closing the centre and ensuring the staff and customers are safe and supported during service hours. You would be responsible for medication support, planning activity sessions and the upkeep of our customers care plans, via observations and risk assessments.

Location – Craigmillar Service, 11 Harewood Road, Edinburgh, EH16 4NT

Hours – 16 hours (2 weekly) 9am-2pm alternate weekends with 6 hours flexible admin time, which can be done on weekends or through the week, in the service or home working. (Flexible hours/days, open to discussions)

Experience/qualifications/key skills required

Experience of working in a similar role and environment is desirable as is a willingness to undertake any personal development opportunities. You should have a care related SVQ Level 3, or the willingness to gain this qualification in a given timescale. You should possess good interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team and on your own initiative. 

Working with Capability Scotland brings you lots of benefits:

  • Competitive salary - £15.31 per hour.
  • We offer fully funded SVQ – a qualification which is yours for life.
  • 32 days holidays per year, increasing to 37 with service.
  • Free PVG checks throughout your employment.
  • Fully funded SVQ – a qualification which is yours for life.
  • 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 programme.
  • Working for us means you would qualify for Blue Light & Concert for Carer discounts
  • We are One Voice, One Charity, One Spirit, #OneCapability.

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For more information on this role, you can call Lauren on 07739195692

Capability Scotland is a disability confident & equal opportunities employer. Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification or job requirement. At Capability Scotland we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification/requirement in the job description/advert, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

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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 conducts thorough pre-employment checks on all preferred candidates.
  • A copy of Capability Scotland’s Equality and Diversity Policy is available upon request from the HR Team.

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