Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership
Activity Leader – Care Homes
Various Care Homes City Wide
Salary: Grade 4 £19,424 – £21,828 plus additional working time payments if applicable (pro-rata for part-time)
Hours: Full-time and Part-time available
Social care is a challenging and rewarding career. Our care staff work with some of Edinburgh’s most vulnerable residents. Working in Adult Social Care is a way to make a real difference to the lives of adults and it is extremely rewarding.
As activity leader we want you to have the skills and attributes to develop good personal relationships with residents, their families and friends and with care staff. Creating and delivering engaging, life enhancing and fun activities and supporting older people to engage in a range of activities. To have imagination and understanding to develop a suitable, person centred programme of individual and group activities to meet the specific physical and psychological needs of older people resident in a care home.
Some physical effort required such as lifting, manual use of equipment, manual dexterity based on arts and crafts and dancing
An ability to provide some personal care if required particularly in the community on outings. You will require a minimum SVQ2 Qualification in Health and Social Care.
If you treat others with respect, listen to their needs show compassion, understanding, patience, empathy, commitment, respect and kindness and are keen to learn that’s a great start, and we want to meet you.
We will help you to develop your skills further and work towards SVQ level 3. If you are career minded, opportunities are available for career progression. We will support you to gain formal qualifications (SVQ’s) which show you have the skills and knowledge to make a difference in the sector. You can also become a member of a professional body (SSSC) alongside thousands of social care professionals across Scotland.
We can offer you excellent training, good rates of pay, excellent holiday entitlement, a generous pension scheme and range of staff benefits.
These posts are considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by the City of Edinburgh Council.
Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range. For roles in grade 5 or above, annual increments in our contribution zones are dependent on achieving agreed performance goals.
We’re committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.
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