Community Therapist Assistant - EDN11236

City of Edinburgh Council

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Job Description

Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership

Community Therapy Assistant
Edinburgh - various locations

Salary: £18,316 - £21,190 (pro-rata for part-time)
Hours: 36 per week (part-time may be considered)

There are 8 post for Community Therapy Assistants across the four Hub Localities in Edinburgh. The hubs are based in South East locality Office, Captains Road, South West Locality office, Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre, North West locality Office West Pilton Gardens and North East Locality Office, East Neighbourhood offices. Whilst these will be the bases the work will be in peoples homes in the community. We will consider applications from those who want to work full and part time hours. Please indicated if you have a preferred locality.

These posts will be to support the Hub in working with a discharge to assess and home first approach to care. This is an opportunity to be part of a developing ethos and service improvement for those in need of rehabilitation services to maintain them in the community. In this post you will working closely with people to help them attain targets which will lead to them leading more independent lives in their own homes.

The team also has a range of other professionals including social workers ,home care coordinators, assistant practitioners and community care assistants who will work together to help maintain people in their communities and avoid prolonged hospital admissions. You will also be working with the supply and fitting of equipment that promotes independence.

You will have close working relationships with both Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy staff who will provide support and planning for individuals via therapy programmes. You will be responsible for monitoring programmes and feeding back to therapy staff on progress and highlighting any difficulties encountered.You will also be responsible for the safely fitting and demonstrating the use of some pieces of equipment that promote independent living. Training will be given on this aspect of the work.

We are looking for enthusiastic staff who may have had experience of working in a therapeutic setting either in hospital or in the community. You should have good communication skills and be prepared to work in a team.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by the City of Edinburgh Council.

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range. For roles in grade 5 or above, annual increments in our contribution zones are dependent on achieving agreed performance goals.

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