Hourly rate of pay: £17.91-£19.97
Temporary for 8 months.
Days and Hours of Work:
Monday – Friday, 09:00-17:00
Flexi time is applicable, and starting and finishing times are flexible.
To start asap.
An opportunity has arisen for a Community Care Worker to join us to contribute to the delivery of assessment, rehabilitation and provision of equipment and adaptations to enable people to live as independently as possible at home. The post holder would be part of our expanding, forward thinking, dynamic and integrated team based in East Lothian in the Community Hospital in Haddington.
The Occupational Therapy service is committed to developing effective and efficient ways of enabling people living in the community affected by their condition or impairment in achieving their chosen goals and outcomes. We will work with clients to help support them in achieving their goals and this may be in a variety of ways including, rehabilitation, use of equipment and/or provision of adaptations.
The post holder will be an integral part of the Occupational Therapy team, and will work closely with all parts of the wider team which includes, physiotherapy, technology enabled care, telecare and social work. The integrated team are based in the same office within the community hospital and allows for excellent joint working opportunities.
The post holder will be responsible for holding a varied caseload from short and long term conditions. Casework will be supported and supervised by a qualified occupational therapist and/or a senior practitioner within the service.
We have excellent internal and external training opportunities which we actively encourage staff to participate in. We also carry out regular Performance, review and development plans (PRDs) to ensure your training needs are identified and worked towards.
We provide regular clinical and professional supervision to support staff with clinical work and identify ongoing training opportunities.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person who is interested in contributing to the essential provision of occupational therapy services to enable people to live more independent and full lives. We are ideally looking for people with some previous or transferrable experience in this area, and we will provide training to ensure our clients receive the best possible care and treatment from our service.
If you would like to discuss this position please contact Morven McLelland on [email protected]
Co-ordinate the provision of a range of services to meet the assessed needs of individuals requiring assistant, to enable them to maintain and maximise their independence.
Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under ‘Job Attachments’) for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job. You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form. You must ensure you meet every ‘essential’ criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.
The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work. Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours. Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.
Educated to HNC or SVQ level 3 in social care, or equivalent, and be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience.
As the duties of this role require you to effectively travel to successfully undertake the full remit of the role, you must hold a current driving licence and have access to a vehicle.*
(*Where a disability precludes you from obtaining a driving licence, ELC will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability.)
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.
All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.
Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UKwebsite.
For additional East Lothian Council employment information please click on the following link: www.eastlothian.gov.uk/nonteachinginfo
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If you require further information about this vacancy, please call 01620 827868, or email us on [email protected]
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