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ABI Advisor - D&G Services

Dumfries & Galloway

£15,792.17 per annum

Permanent, Part-Time

24 hours per week

Closing Date: 12 July 2024

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About Our Service

Capability Scotland is a well-established and respected provider of community-based facilitation services throughout Dumfries and Galloway.

Our service supports people to engage in employment, education, volunteering and activities of their choice in their communities. To do this Capability Scotland provides:

· Wrap-around rehabilitation service for people with an Acquired Brain Injury

· Community facilitation service for people with physical disabilities

· Self-directed support brokerage and payroll service.

We currently have an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Adviser vacancy within our Acquired Brain Injury Service.

About the role

We are currently looking to recruit an Acquired Brain Injury Advisor to provide specialist information and advice to people aged 16-64years, their families and carers in the management of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), including assessment of needs, support to individuals with ABI, practical support around inclusion and achievement of personal outcomes. 

Using a flexible approach the candidate will deliver support via variety of approaches such as Self-Management Training Courses, online/ face to face drop-in support and home visits. The candidate should have a working knowledge and understanding, and or lived experience of managing/supporting Acquired Brain Injury aligned with legislation and guidance such as SIGN Guidelines.

We are looking for someone with experience in undertaking holistic assessment of needs, including the identification of existing and new opportunities within the local communities while signposting users to specialist resources, such as employment, education, life skills and leisure opportunities.

The role involves a degree of lone working and visiting people in their own homes. This post is advertised for 24 hours between Monday – Friday, a working pattern will agree with the line manager. This role is office based from Afton Drive, Dumfries and will include visiting people in their own homes across the region.

What we're looking for:

· Experience of working in a similar role and environment

· Specialist knowledge and understanding in working with people who have an acquired brain injury.

· Knowledge of the wider health and social care partnership

· Willingness to undertake any personal development opportunities.

· A care related SVQ Level 3 or recognised, (SSSC) equivelant or working towards.

· Excellent interpersonal skills

· Ability to work as part of a team and on your own initiative.

· Full Driving License and access to a car is required due to the flexible approach of this role.

Working with Capability Scotland brings you lots of benefits:

  • Competitive salary - £15,792.17 per annum.
  • 32 days holidays per year, increasing to 37 with service.
  • Fully funded SVQ placement – a qualification which is yours for life
  • Free PVG/Disclosure 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. 

Applying to Capability Scotland

Applying to join Capability Scotland is easy. At the bottom of this advert, you can submit your CV and a covering letter directly to the hiring manager. You’ll then hear from us within three weeks of the noted closing date. We’ll invite successful candidates to an interview so we can learn more about what makes each other tick, in a safe and secure way.

You can keep a track of your application in your profile management settings.

A full job description of this role is available by clicking here: Acquired Brain Injury Advisor

For more information on this role, you can contact Nicola Ross on 07815654562  using reference CS240606

Closing date: 12th July 2024   

We reserve the right to close or extend this vacancy dependent on the number of applications. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

General Information 

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.


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