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Musselburgh Primary Care Centre, Inveresk Road, Musselburgh, EH21 7BP
£30,859 - £34,545 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
21 hours per week

Vacancy Information

The salary advertised is full time (35 hours per week).  Part-time hours will be pro-rated accordingly.

Hourly rate of pay: £16.91-£18.93

Days and Hours of Work:
Monday - Friday, 09:00-17:00 (still to be confirmed).
Days of work are negotiable, starting and finishing times are flexible, and flexi time is applicable.
To start asap.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Community Care Worker to join the Occupational Therapy Team working with Major Adaptations. The post is permanent, part time (21 hours) and will be based in Musselburgh Primary Care Centre.

Our service is committed to developing effective and efficient ways of enabling people affected by disability to achieve their outcomes. The post holder will work closely with the Occupational Therapists in the Major Adaptation and Cluster teams, Housing, Care and Repair, architects and contractors. The role involves supporting the Occupational Therapy team to progress major adaptations to owner occupied properties across East Lothian and the post holder will be required to visit clients in their own homes.

You should have some experience of working in the community or health care setting, and preferably some knowledge of disability and the impact this can have on people. Training will be provided to ensure the post holder is confident in carrying out their role within the service.

If you would like any further information on this post please contact Kirstie White on 01620 642899 / email or Jenny Miller on 01875 824366 / email

Job Details

Co-ordinate the provision of a range of services to meet the assessed needs of individuals requiring assistant, to enable them to maintain and maximise their independence.

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 SVQ 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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If you require further information about this vacancy, please call 01620 827868, or email us on

Please note: We do not accept CV's (either electronically or by mail).  All our vacancies must be applied for by fully completing the on-line application form.  Although there is an ‘import data from my CV’ function on MyJobScotland, this only imports very limited data and should not be relied upon to complete the application form. 

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