Community Living Assistant

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,351
  • Glasgow, Renfrewshire & East Ren
  • Closing 23rd December 2022


  • Advertised from 24th November 2022
  • £21,351.33 (£10.50 per hour). Permanent, Driving licence required, Full-Time, Part-Time. Up to 30 hours (overtime available).

Role

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.

Capability’s benefits:

· 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.

Application notes

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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 of the advert, we encourage you to apply anyway. You might just be the right candidate for this or other roles.