Community Therapy Assistant Vacancy

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The City of Edinburgh Council is looking to fill a Community Therapy Assistant Vacancy based at Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre.

The post is full-time working 36 hours per week with a salary of £22,185 – £24,590 per year. A full current Driving License and access to a vehicle is an Essential requirement.

From the Job Advertisement:

The purpose of the role is to provide a service that offers alternatives to hospital admission and reducing the length of individuals hospital stay. The postholder will deliver programmes of Physical rehabilitation, personal care, and support to people within their own homes. Discharge to assess is a pathway that aims to facilitate early hospital discharge for individuals who are assessed as clinically fit after a period of hospitalisation.

Individuals who do not require long term care support but who would benefit from a short period of ongoing rehabilitation. The aim is to minimise time spent in hospital, maximise independence, improve outcomes and minimise risk of readmission to clinical facilities.

The postholder will be working closely with the Localities Therapy Teams, Coordinators, and Organisers as well as the Reablement and Home Care Teams.

We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals who enjoy working as part of a team to achieve positive outcomes for the people of Edinburgh. Social care is a challenging and rewarding career. Our staff work with some of Edinburgh’s most vulnerable residents. Working in Adult Social Care is a way to make a real difference to the lives of adults and it is extremely rewarding.

Previous experience of working with people in a care or support setting is desirable. This post will require driving across the city, we offer Mileage expenses, and we also have a shared access to pool cars. You will require a minimum SVQ2 Qualification in Health and Social Care.

If you treat others with respect, listen to their needs show compassion, understanding, patience, empathy, commitment, respect, and kindness and are keen to learn and be a part of a team that’s a great start, and we want to meet you.

We will help you to develop your skills further and can work towards SVQ level 3. We will support you to gain formal qualifications (SVQ’s) which show you have the skills and knowledge to make a difference in the sector. You will also become a member of a professional body (SSSC) alongside thousands of social care professionals across Scotland.

You can read the full job description and apply for the post online here. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 22 November 2023.

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