Local Area Coordinator - Older People - EAD03096

East Dunbartonshire Council

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  • Reference: EAD03096

Job Summary

Please note this post is temporary to cover maternity leave for a period of six months initially or until the current post holder returns.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to work as part of our local coordination team. Local Area Coordinators work with individuals and groups in the community who have either a learning disability or autism and provide support to EDC clients who are either entering the transition to adult services or who are aged over 18 years old and require support or assistance to develop networks or facilitate opportunities in leisure, employment and education.

The post requires an individual who is able to work unsupervised; who is confident in establishing contacts, and creating new activities and groups where required, in the community; and who can communicate and liaise effectively with Social Work, Health, Education, Leisure and mainstream services. Excellent communication skills are required, as is an ability to work with service users and carers in the area of individual and group capacity building.

Experience in social care, health or community development is essential, as is a qualification at degree level, or equivalent, in social work, health or a related discipline. Car use is essential so applicants must have a full driving licence and access to a car.

For more information please contact:

Richard Murphy, Adult Day Services Manager, 0141 777 3017

PVG / Disclosure Scotland

The following criteria applies to all roles within East Dunbartonshire Council where PVG/Disclosure checks are essential criteria.

Where the post you are applying for is considered Regulated Work under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007, successful candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of employment being made by East Dunbartonshire Council.

Please note, successful candidates will be expected to meet the cost of the relevant check which will be deducted from the successful candidate’s first salary payment.

In specific circumstances the payment could be deducted in instalments from an employee’s wages following commencement of employment. Approval in such circumstances will be made by HR Services Lead.

Should an employee leave in advance of the payment being deducted, the full amount will be deducted from the employee’s final salary.

The criteria outlined above will apply to existing employees of East Dunbartonshire Council who apply for roles for which a PVG/Disclosure check is required.

Charter of Commitment

The commitment by East Dunbartonshire Council to job applicants is as follows:

Individuals will be treated in a polite, friendly and welcoming manner. Equalities monitoring will be conducted to ensure a fair and equitable process with screening being carried out to anonymise sensitive information such as age, gender and disability. The information that we receive will be treated in confidence and with discretion. Only the relevant HR representative/team and the relevant service will see the application form. We will encourage and welcome applications from applicants under the disability symbol. Where the essential criteria are met an interview will be offered to those applying under the disability symbol. We will be pleased to make any reasonable adjustments to ensure accessibility at the interview. We will advise you within reasonable time after the closing date if you have not met the interview criteria. (Normally within 4 weeks) We will advise you of meeting the criteria for interview normally within 3 weeks. We will advise you if you have been successful or unsuccessful at the interview stage as soon as practically possible.




Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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