Community Living Assistant (Riccarton) - Capability Scotland - 18002

Contract: Permanent / Full Time / Part Time / Bank/Relief, Salary: £10.50 per hour (£21,351 per annum FTE), Closing Date: Ongoing recruitment


Capability Scotland delivers exemplary care, support, and education for disabled children and adults across Scotland.


We have full time, part time and relief vacancies at our Riccarton Hub, based on Heriot-Watt University’s Edinburgh campus. Riccarton Hub is our day opportunities service where we support people with a variety of complex disabilities in our bright, spacious, purpose built daycentre setting which has a wonderful garden for green fingered activities. Typical shifts are from 9am-3pm (working 5 days out of 7 alternate weekends) although, we are happy to consider any availability.

What might  a day in this role look like?

Our customers require either 2-1 or group care and your day will include helping them with their personal care, dressing, medication, communication, mobility, mealtimes, and participating in their chosen activities. You will be supporting our customers to access the Hub’s fantastic sensory rooms, adapted kitchen for regular cooking and baking, science and tech, re-bound therapy, music and arts and crafts spaces. Besides the endless job satisfaction you’ll get from helping people with their personal and practical needs, your day will be filled with fun daycentre and community based activities with our customers. 

What will I learn?

Whilst experience is desirable, you will receive in-depth training, specific to the individuals who you will be caring for. We also offer paid SVQs and numerous pathways for career progression. We will invest in you so you can bring out the best in the people we support.

What qualifications/skills are required?

  • Our services are client led, based on their individual needs and planned community based activities, meaning we need to have staff on hand with a variety of skills and availability.
  • If you have strong caring values: you are kind, inclusive, open, honest, aspirational and creative – you don’t need experience. 
  • Whilst we welcome applications from drivers, our roles are based in our hub and wider community. If you do need to go out and about with our customers for that dinner and cinema trip, costs are covered at no expense to you.
  • We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with a skill or passion to share such as baking, music or photography – if you love it, this will shine through to the people you support, giving them a taste of new experiences whilst learning new skills.

Capability Scotland is a disability confident/equal opportunities employer, if you’re excited about this role but your past experience does not align perfectly with every requirement, we encourage you to apply anyway. You might just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

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