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Community Living Assistant


£22,164 - £22,734 FTE



Closing Date: 31 December 2023

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Do you have some weekend and evenings free?

Are you looking to fill them with worthwhile paid employment, which will make a difference to people with disabilities in South West Edinburgh?

Are you kind, caring, and sociable?

If so, we want to hear from you…

We're looking for new colleagues to join our amazing #TeamEdinburgh on a relief/flexible working basis to enable us to develop our exciting new project, which offers short breaks, to people who already use our day services.

We are looking for individuals who are caring and patient with a positive attitude and a good sense of humour, don’t worry if you haven’t done this type of work before, we offer full training and support.

The Role – Community Living Assistant

You will be providing support to individuals either in their own home or in our fully accessible flat in South West Edinburgh for a short break. Whilst supporting our customers with all aspects of daily life such as cooking, housework and personal care. There is a big focus on fun and social support, from going for walks or trips out for a meal or to the cinema, we are quite a crafty bunch, so hope you will enjoy getting creative with us too!


Our new short stays service is growing fast and is tailored to the needs of each individual, we need people with evening and weekend availability although, we also offer services which include early mornings, days, sleepovers and public holidays – so don’t let availability hold you back, apply now and one of our friendly team will be in touch to find out more about what you can do.

As the short break service develops there will be opportunity for you to become a permanent part/full time member of staff, should you desire.

Capability’s benefits

  • A generous salary of £10.90ph - £11.18ph (dependent on qualifications)
  • Sleepovers are available within our short breaks service where we offer a generous rate of - £10.50pr hr
  • 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

In October this year, we got together to meet, celebrate, learn and grow as one united team who delivers the very best caring support to our customers. Alongside our regular staff recognition awards, programmes & forums – our staff really do have a voice which we are proud to promote.

Want to be part of this? Apply now

Capability Scotland is a disability confident/equal opportunities employer, if you’re excited about this role but your past experience does not align perfectly with every requirement of the advert, we encourage you to apply anyway. You might just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

Community Living Assistant

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