Rehab Care Assistant (FIF10942)

Fife Council

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  • Reference: FIF10942

Job Description

Interview Date: Monday 9 July 2018

The job pack for this vacancy is attached at the bottom of the page. It provides more detailed information about the job and the type of person we are looking for.

All employees are expected to display and promote certain behaviours in the workplace. Our ‘How We Work Matters’ behaviour framework contains more information and is available via this link.

Before applying, it is important that you read the ‘Candidate Information’ by clicking on this link. The main Terms and Conditions and employment are available via the same link.

To assist the multi-disciplinary, multi-agency Integrated Response Team to facilitate the prevention of admission to hospital and the supported discharge home following hospital admission by continuing with prescribed rehabilitation tasks, assistance with mobility, self-care and any other duties required of a rehabilitation care assistant as delegated by the professional team members.



Facilitating progressive return to activities of daily living and overseeing a continuing rehabilitation programme whilst working within Health and Safety Regulations, ensuring personal and service users’ safety.

Assisting/facilitating/supervising service user mobility both indoors and outdoors, with due consideration for disabilities and use of appropriate equipment.

Supervising service users in hospital, community or home environments, under the direct instruction of a professionally qualified member of the team.

Ensuring the service user is able to maintain personal hygiene, assisting with washing, dressing and when necessary enabling them to shower, bathe or toilet, maintaining dignity and trust.

Assisting or educating a carer or partner in the completion of domestic, personal care or rehabilitation tasks.

Undertaking limited domestic tasks in the patient’s home, including vacuuming, laundry and preparation of meals.

Communicating significant status changes of service users to professional team members or members of the multidisciplinary team.

Recording and maintaining service user information factually, ensuring confidentiality in line with departmental procedure.

Contributing to the maintenance of service user documentation,records and statistical information.

Supporting service users at times of distress, anxiety and confusion.


The Individual

Educated to SCQF level 7, which includes HNC or SVQ level 3 or equivalent to meet Scottish Social Services Council registration.

“If you are eligible to apply to register with the SSSC and you do not currently hold all the required qualifications, you can still be granted registration subject to the condition that you must achieve the required qualifications within your first period of registration”

Knowledge of National Care Standards

Experience in working in a care setting

Moving & Handling accreditation

Knowledge of rehabilitation techniques

Empathy skills

Knowledge and understanding of the importance of service users wishes and dignity
Motivational skills

Caring skills (Focus on customers)

Ability to undertake the physical requirements associated with the job
Time management skills

Communication skills

Team working skills (Work together)

Accuracy skills

IT skills (Embrace technology & information)

For further information please contact: Gary Geddes on 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 445653 or email 

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