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Waverley Court 4 East Market Street, EH8 8BG
£24,064 - £26,468 per year
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Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Description

Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership

Community Therapy Assistant
1 post for North West
1 post for North East

Salary: £24,064 - £26,468
Hours: 36 per week

Full current Driving License and access to a vehicle is an Essential requirement.

The purpose of the role is to provide a service that offers alternatives to hospital admission and reducing the length of individuals hospital stay. The postholder will deliver programmes of Physical rehabilitation, personal care, and support to people within their own homes. Discharge to assess is a pathway that aims to facilitate early hospital discharge for individuals who are assessed as clinically fit after a period of hospitalisation.

Individuals who do not require long term care support but who would benefit from a short period of ongoing rehabilitation. The aim is to minimise time spent in hospital, maximise independence, improve outcomes and minimise risk of readmission to clinical facilities.

The postholder will be working closely with the Localities Therapy Teams, Coordinators, and Organisers as well as the Reablement and Home Care Teams.

We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals who enjoy working as part of a team to achieve positive outcomes for the people of Edinburgh. Social care is a challenging and rewarding career. Our staff work with some of Edinburgh’s most vulnerable residents. Working in Adult Social Care is a way to make a real difference to the lives of adults and it is extremely rewarding.

Previous experience of working with people in a care or support setting is desirable. This post will require driving across the city, we offer Mileage expenses, and we also have a shared access to pool cars. You will require a minimum SVQ2 Qualification in Health and Social Care.

If you treat others with respect, listen to their needs show compassion, understanding, patience, empathy, commitment, respect, and kindness and are keen to learn and be a part of a team that’s a great start, and we want to meet you.

We will help you to develop your skills further and can work towards SVQ level 3. We will support you to gain formal qualifications (SVQ’s) which show you have the skills and knowledge to make a difference in the sector. You will also become a member of a professional body (SSSC) alongside thousands of social care professionals across Scotland.

Good rates of pay, Additional working time payment for this post, excellent holiday entitlement, a generous pension scheme and range of staff benefits.

This post is regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. An unconditional offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

As part of our goal to improve our organisational culture and create a great place to work together for the people of Edinburgh, we want to make sure that we’re bringing the best people into our roles, not just in their skills and experience but also in their approach to work.


To help achieve this, we’re changing the way we interview and assess candidates by moving from a competency-based interview approach to a behavioural and technical (skills for the job) based approach. This new way of interviewing will allow us to assess how you think and how you would bring Our Behaviours of Respect, Integrity and Flexibility into your ways of working.

We're committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.

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