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Community Living Assistant - Dundee

Dundee

£12.00 ph / £24 401.00 pa (FTE)

Permanent, Full-Time, Part-Time

25 & 35 hrs per week

Closing Date: 24 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 daycentre and community living services based in Dundee.

The role – Community Living Assistant

We support children & adults with a variety of complex disabilities in our spacious, fully accessible hub setting, which offers sensory, kitchen, craft and adapted independent living skills spaces. It’s central location also helps our customers enjoy what the city has to offer. 

You will be supporting our customers on either one-to-one or group care; your day will include helping them with their personal care, dressing, medication, mealtimes and participating in their chosen activities for that day. 

You will also support our customers in their own homes & community. You will assist with their daily living routines, care needs and facilitating their attendance at school, college, appointments & social events. 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. 

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What you need to know

Hours: 25 or 35 hours per week, working a mix of early, late and night/sleepover shifts, including working 2-3 weekends out of 4 on a rotational basis. 

Location: Our Community Hub, Unit 10 City Quay, Dundee, DD1 3JA and our Customers own homes & wider community in Dundee.  

Job Description: Community Living Assistant

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 £24 401.00 FTE / £12.00 ph (dependent on qualifications & length of service).
  • Where nightshifts are available, we offer a generous rate of - £12.60.
  • 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 programme.
  • 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.

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