Capability Scotland offer care, support & education to disabled people across Scotland. Besides the endless job satisfaction you’ll get from helping people with their personal & practical needs, your day will be filled with fun community based activities with our customers from going shopping, to the football or the cinema.
We have full time, part time and relief vacancies in our customers own homes (and wider communities) in the following areas:
· Glasgow (East end/Shawlands/Easterhouse/Baillieston – G69/G41)
· Renfrewshire (PA4 8QB)
· East Renfrewshire (G46/G78)
We can offer a variety of hours/shifts, including nightshifts and even school hours or evenings and weekends. We are happy to consider any availability.
Don’t let concerns over experience or availability hold you back.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 & availability to meet their needs.
We are looking for drivers due to the location of our customers and their support needs. You will have use of their adapted vehicles meaning you don’t need to own your own car.If you do need to go out & about with our customer for that dinner and cinema trip, costs are covered at no expense to you!
New to care?
If you have strong caring values; you are kind, inclusive, open, honest, aspirational and creative – you don’t need experience. We will invest in you so you can bring out the best in the people we support. 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. Most of our Senior Management team have worked in all roles, meaning they are present in the services and understand how things are, particularly in these challenging times.
What is a Community Living Assistant?
We support adults with a variety of complex disabilities, who receive 24 hour care, in their own homes and community. You will be assisting our customers with either 1-1 or 2-1 care; your day will include helping them with their personal care, dressing, medication, communication, mealtimes and participating in their chosen activities for that day.
You will assist with their daily living routines, care needs and facilitating their attendance at college, appointments & social events. 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.
· A generous salary of £10.50 per hour (£21,351.33 FTE)
· Set 2, 3 & 6 week rolling rotas so you always know when you are working and can plan life outside of work.
· 32 days holidays per year, increasing to 37 with service.
· Free PVG checks throughout your employment.
· Fully funded SVQ – a qualification which is yours for life.
· Up to 8% company contribution pension scheme.
· Up to 3 x annual salary death in service.
· Perks at Work – shopping discount scheme.
· Cycle to work scheme.
· 24/7 employee assistance programme.
· Working for us means you would qualify for Blue Light & Concert for Carer discounts
We are One Voice, One Charity, One Spirit, #OneCapability
In October this year, we are getting together to meet, celebrate, learn and grow as one united team who delivers the very best caring support to our customers. Alongside our regular staff recognition awards, programmes & forums – our staff really do have a voice which we are proud to promote.
Due to the ongoing growth and development of our support services we currently have a number of exciting job opportunities in Renfrewshire, particularly in Erskine and Elderslie.
Working locally, you will join one of our teams delivering great quality individualised support to adults who have a variety of support needs, where every day is different in this challenging but rewarding role.
Applicants must be prepared to work flexibly as part of the team to meet the needs of the people who use our service. Supports will include work in the evenings and weekends as well as sleepovers and waking nights when required.
If you are caring, reliable, flexible and passionate about getting alongside people providing support to achieve the life they want then... you could be who we are looking for!
In turn, you will receive:
·31 days annual leave
·Occupational Sick Pay
·Excellent local Induction and Training
·Support to achieve a SVQ 2 qualification
·Access to Employee Counselling Service
·A free disclosure Scotland check
No experience necessary! Training and support will be given to help you achieve your full potential.
If you would like to get involved in support work but cannot commit to a contract due to other commitments, we also have opportunities for you to complement our existing workers by joining our relief register of bank support workers. This will mean you can work in a way that best suits you and fits with your life.
We would encourage you to submit your application as the earliest convenience as we may be able to offer interview at an earlier date to shortlisted candidates.