Our Edinburgh services at Craigmillar and Riccarton aim to offer different experiences and flexibility to individuals with disabilities and complex support needs.
We support individuals with all aspects of daily life. It is an exciting time for us as we develop our new services and we are looking for staff to be part of the team.
This may mean flexibility in terms of location, focus and deployment, including the willingness to work flexible shifts, sleepovers, early and late shifts, evenings and weekends.
About the Role
We are looking for an enthusiastic person. We encourage individuals to find a path for their dreams and aspirations, whether you live with us as a customer or work with us as a team member.
As a Community Living Assistant, you will be a key member of the team, providing:
While experience is great, we are really looking for people with the right values. You should have excellent communication skills and be flexible and empathetic. A driver's license and a car are advantageous so please let us know if you have these.
You will also assist our customers with some physical work; including pushing wheelchairs or helping individuals move around when needed.
Growing Youth is a programme of Edible Estates delivered on behalf of Edinburgh Council’s Additional Support for Learning Service (ASLS). ASLS provides alternatives for high school aged children who are ‘outside of curriculum’. Growing Youth is one such alternative where children are given the opportunity to participate in workshops focussing on construction, landscaping and horticulture. Edible Estates have been delivering this service since the beginning of the school year in 2020. We find that the pupils respond best to joinery/timber framing projects and therefore a lot of the Growing Youth programme has focussed on the construction of sheds at our community gardens.
We are looking for a workshop leader with skills and experience in the construction of timber structures, though skills and experience of landscaping/horticulture would be an advantage. The right candidate would also have experience in youth work, and/or training and work experience programmes for young people.
The workshop leader would work with Edible Estates’ Projects Manager to plan, prepare and resource three Growing Youth workshops per week in the Wester Hailes area of Edinburgh for the duration of the contract. Each workshop would be of three hours duration (with time set aside for set up close down, and additional tasks), for up to five children of high school age, who would attend on a weekly basis. Some of these children will have had adverse childhood experiences (ACE’s) and present with behaviours which will require adequate support and management. The children will also be supported by a ASLS staff member during the workshops.
The Projects Manager will provide construction design information and materials to site. The workshop leader will lead the workshops in a way which balances timely completion of construction tasks, satisfactory quality and a nurturing and supportive environment for the children. He/she will be responsible for health and safety on site, and will support the ASLS staff member to maintain good behaviour on site.
South West Edible Estates
South West Edible Estates is a Scottish Charity established in 2017 to promote urban greenspace projects in SW Edinburgh. We have established a network of community gardens, run School Farms, and a Community Food Hub project For more information see - edibleestates.org.uk