Midlothian Council is committed to delivering Best Value in everything that it does through continually improving the quality and responsiveness of its services.
An opportunity has arisen within the Council’s Health and Social Care Division in the Older People’s Team for a Community Care Assistant.
You will assist Social Workers and Occupational Therapists by undertaking a range of tasks and support roles.
You will be required to undertake simple assessments of a client’s need in order to provide equipment, minor adaptations, packages of care and support respite breaks to enable them to maintain their independence at home. You will also be required to carry out reviews within the community and care homes.
You must enjoy working with people and be able to work independently within a community setting. Previous experience of working in a health or social care setting is desirable as is a qualification e.g HNC/SVQ level 2 in Care or a related discipline.
You should have good organisational skills and a working knowledge of IT.
You must hold a current driving license.
CLOSING DATE 26th November 2020
INTERVIEW DATE 10th December 2020
Position Title: Community Care Assistant
Directorate: Health and Social Care
Location: Fairfield House
Contract Status: Permanent
Hours of Work: 36 Hours per week
Working Pattern: Monday- Friday
Weeks per year: 52
Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.
Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £24,157.25 per annum.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with adults.
Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Adults, You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit www.disclosurescotland.gov.uk
If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.
Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.
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