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Community Living Assistant - Edinburgh


£22,164 - £22,734 FTE

Permanent, Relief, Temporary, Part-Time

Up to 30hrs/week

Closing Date: 31 December 2023

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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 Craigmillar day services based in Edinburgh.

The role – Community Living Assistant

We support people with a variety of abilities in our spacious day opportunities setting. This bright, fully accessible setting supports 22 adult customers and offers; cooking, baking, art and craft spaces along with excellent links to our surrounding community.

You will be supporting our customers on either one-to-one or group care; your day will include helping them with their intimate personal care, dressing, medication, communication, mobility, mealtimes and participating in their chosen activities such as; assistive technology and interactive sports sessions.

We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with a skill or passion to share such as baking, music or digital and 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.

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What you need to know

Hours: Up to 30 hours per week. Monday – Friday shifts are 9am-3pm with weekend activities and short break service hours available evenings and weekends.

Location:  SPACE, 11 Harewood Road, Edinburgh, EH16 4NT

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, we can consider non drivers. 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)
  • Sleepovers are available within our short breaks service where we offer a generous rate of - £10.50pr hr
  • 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 fully funded SVQ – a qualification which is yours for life.
  • Most services offer, set 2, 3, 4 & 6 week rolling 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.
  • 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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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.

Community Living Assistant - Edinburgh

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