Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership
Community Care Assistant – fixed term for 6 months
South East Locality Office
Salary: £24, 890 – £28, 854
Hours: 36 per week
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the South East Hub as a Community Care Assistant for a period of 6 months.
Edinburgh is an exciting city and excellent opportunities exist to join us and contribute towards helping all our citizens flourish. The Edinburgh City Health & Social Care Partnership (EHSCP) is on a journey to transform the way in which Social Work delivers support and services. There is a transformation programme to ensure that we support adults and older adults with multiple and complex needs and with increasing levels of frailty to live as independently as possible. We work to ensure that we support older people and their families/carers as effectively as possible. We work effectively together in order 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 are looking for a Community Care Assistant who is energetic, imaginative, creative and resilient, who can make the best use of local resources.
Purpose of Job:
To contribute to the provision and monitoring of services for individuals and their carers according to changing circumstances within both community and hospital teams.
Within defined boundaries, co-ordinate the provision of a range of social care services and equipment to meet the assessed needs of individuals requiring assistance, in order to enable them to maintain and maximise their independence, facilitate safe hospital discharge and to make choices about their quality of life.
1. To carry out non-complex assessments with a range of needs from a wide diversity of backgrounds. Design and implement Care Plans with support appropriate to their level of experience. Non-complex cases may range from dealing with a client with dementia and incontinence, (who is at risk due to the clients wandering from home) – assessing and identifying their care package and arranging respite as needed; to dealing with a client with mental health issues exhibiting verbally abusive and aggressive behaviour living in unsanitary conditions – assessing and identifying their care package whilst having to arrange for environmental health to carry out a house clean.
2. To identify and set up appropriate services to meet assessed need, including the provision of equipment, adaptations and packages of care.
3. Undertake reviews of individuals’ care plans.
4. To contribute and support professional staff within a multi-disciplinary team in managing their caseloads by carrying out a range of designated tasks, ensuring departmental objectives and service user’s needs are met.
This post is regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. An unconditional offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.
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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