Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership
Day Support Worker – Be Able Service
(City Wide) South Office
Salary: £22,185 – £24,590
Hours: 36 per week
A creative, enthusiastic, emotionally resilient, individuals are being sought to join the Be Able Team.
Be Able support people who are 55 and over, who may have lost confidence, reduced mobility, have a history of falls and may also be living with mild to moderate dementia.
Be Able does this by supporting people to participate in strength and balance exercises (Otago). Be Able also supports people to participate in Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) on a 1:1 basis or in a small group setting. Both interventions are evidence based and validated.
Be Able supports people using a blended approach, this includes 1:1 outreach within people’s own homes, virtual support, or in small groups to enable people to work towards agreed, realistic goals and outcomes that will enable people to maintain or regain their physical and/or mental wellbeing and where appropriate. Be Able day support workers also work closely within communities which expands their knowledge of community-based resources to enable them to signpost or link people back into their community and other activities.
The successful applicant will be required to support individuals to achieve their agreed outcomes in a flexible and person-centred way, using the 3 Conversations approach which focuses on peoples strengths and assets.
Applicants should have previous experience in a range of social care and / or health settings and have good organisational and practical skills. The successful individual must have the ability to build positive and productive relationships. You should have good communication and listening skills, as well as sound knowledge of basic IT systems.
This role requires an understanding of Adult Protection legislation and the ability to work with staff to support risk assessment and decision making.
Edinburgh is an exciting city, and this is an excellent opportunity to join us and contribute towards helping all our citizens flourish. We work effectively together to ensure that the most vulnerable within our City get the right service in the right place at the right time. We work in partnership across services with our Health colleagues and a broad range of partners and we have a key priority in relation to shifting the balance of care and promoting more effective early intervention and preventative supports.
We use the Three Conversations approach to understand what really matters to people and families, what needs to happen next for them, and how we can be most useful. We also have the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 at the heart of our practice, to provide a range of choices to people for how they are provided with the support they need.
Benefits: Wide range of employee benefits
This post is 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.
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.
Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.
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