Community Care Worker - Duty Response & Rehabilitation Team

East Lothian Council


£25,640 to £28,012 per annum Full Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: EAL06153

Vacancy Information

It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale.

Days and Hours of Work:
Monday to Friday 0900 to 1700 (1600 on Friday)
To start ASAP

A full time Community Care Worker (CCW) post has arisen in the Duty Response and Rehabilitation Team

CCWs play a crucial role in this front line service.  Working alongside Social Workers the team is the first point of response for all referrals to Adult Social Work.  The work includes Hospital Discharge, Crisis Response and a range of other interventions designed to provide a prompt response to service users.  

CCWs work with people across the full range of community care client groups and require a broad range of skills which cover the range of issues that people present with (both Social Work and Occupational Therapy type work).  Examples include assessing crisis situations, arranging services to support crisis, follow up after hospital discharge, falls screening and assessment, minor changes to support packages, facilitating supports to avoid unnecessary waits, good working knowledge of a wide range of community supports.


Job Details

Within defined boundaries, co-ordinate the provision of a range of services and equipment to meet the assessed needs of individuals requiring assistance, to enable them to maintain and maximise their independence, prevent admission to hospital or a care home, facilitate hospital discharge and to make choices.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form.  You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work.  Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours.  Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Educated to HNC or SQA Level 3 in social care or equivalent and be able to 
demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience.

Driving Licence 
As the duties of this role require you to effectively travel to successfully undertake the full remit of the role, you must hold a current driving licence and have access to a vehicle.*
(*Where a disability precludes you from obtaining a driving licence, ELC will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability.)

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UKwebsite.

Additional Information

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