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ATEC24 42 Kings Haugh Edinburgh, EH16 5UY
£22,185 - £24,590 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Description

Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership

Sheltered Housing Support Officer - fixed term for 12 months

Salary: £22,185 - £24,590 per year
Hours: 36 per week

Working hours: Monday to Friday within normal business hours.

The post holder must have experience in providing support to vulnerable adults and the ability to develop a creative approach when assessing citizen's needs and identify where additional support is required.

Candidates must be able to work as part of a team and individually without direct supervision, and be able to assess initial health, housing or financial needs and make referrals to more specialist agencies where required.

Support Officers provide emergency responses, tailored advice, direct and indirect support to enrich the quality of peoples life, reduce social isolation, prevent or delay dependence on formal services or admission to hospital.

Candidates must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, use communication equipment and computer systems issued, and make appropriate referrals to other agencies including technological and digital solutions, to enable and support citizens to live independently in their own home and as part of their local community.

The City of Edinburgh Council's Sheltered Housing developments are located across a large geographical area city-wide, and travelling between sites will be required, usually within a particular locality area though this can change depending on the needs of the service.

Please see Job Description and Person Specification for further information

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.

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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