It is East Lothian Council’s policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale.
Days and Hours of Work:
Monday – Friday 0900 – 1315
To start ASAP
This part time post of community care worker will work predominantly with the Housing Occupational Therapist for owner occupied and housing association properties. However, if service needs change , the post holder may also be requested to work as part of the wider team carrying out assessments for equipment and adaptations.
The role of the community care worker in Housing adaptations is to monitor and progress straight forward cases, follow-up equipment, progress installation of grab rails and support the client where appropriate during major adaptation process. At times additional roles may be required to support the person for example organising care or respite.
The post holder should have skills, experience and knowledge of Occupational Therapy and housing adaptations and working with the third sector.
Within defined boundaries, co-ordinate the provision of a range of services and equipment to meet the assessed needs of individuals requiring assistance, to enable them to maintain and maximise their independence, prevent admission to hospital or a care home, facilitate hospital discharge and to make choices.
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 SQA 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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