Community Care Assistant Vacancy

The City of Edinburgh Council are recruiting a Community Care Assistant Vacancy based at Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre and working across the South West.

The post is permanent working full time 36 hours per week with a salary of £22,129 – £26,393 per year.

Purpose of Job

To contribute to the provision and monitoring of services for individuals and their carers according to changing circumstances within both community and hospital teams.

Within defined boundaries, co ordinate the provision of a range of social care services and equipment to meet the assessed needs of individuals requiring assistance, in order to enable them to maintain and maximise their independence, facilitate safe hospital discharge and to make choices about their quality of life.

Major Tasks

  1. To carry out non complex assessments with a range of needs from a wide diversity of backgrounds. Design and implement Care Plans with support appropriate to their level of experience. Non-complex cases may range from dealing with a client with dementia and incontinence, (who is at risk due to the clients wandering from home) – assessing and identifying their care package and arranging respite as needed; to dealing with a client with mental health issues exhibiting verbally abusive and aggressive behaviour living in unsanitary conditions – assessing and identifying their care package whilst having to arrange for environmental health to carry out a house clean.
  2. To identify and set up appropriate services to meet assessed need, including the provision of equipment , adaptations and packages of care
  3. Undertake reviews of individuals ‘ care plans
  4. To contribute and support professional staff within a multi disciplinary team in managing their case loads by carrying out a range of designated tasks, ensuring departmental objectives and service user’s needs are met.

You can read teh full job description and apply for the post online here. The closing date for applications is Friday 3 December 2021.

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