Caring in Craigmillar
Caring in Craigmillar

Charity registered in Scotland SC032975

CiC is a Registered Day Service for Older People, we encourage members to feel involved in their local community and socialise with their peers, we aim to make our members feel supported to continue to live independently and achieve positive outcomes. We provide day opportunities to help prevent social isolation and improve the quality of life for older people living with Dementia and long-term health issues, enabling members to live well in their own homes for as long as possible. We also operate the Phonelink Edinburgh Service which is a morning and evening check call service funded by the Health & Social Care Partnership. We offer Welfare Check and Medication Reminder calls to people living in Edinburgh aged 60 or over.

Current vacancies

Community Link Worker

  • Full time
  • £31,407 – £32,978
  • North East Edinburgh (On site)
  • Closing 22nd April 2024

The Community Link Worker programme, funded by EVOC & Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership, is delivered in partnership with GP Practices and the 3rd sector to support people to live well through strengthening connections between community resources and primary care.

The Community Link Worker will be employed by Caring in Craigmillar and will work as part of two practice teams (Restalrig Park and Baronscourt) in North East Edinburgh, to provide 1:1 person-centred and practical supports to people in contact with the GP practice team.

Taking a person-centred approach, you will work with individuals to enable them to identify personal outcomes and priorities for their health and well-being and link them to local, city and national activities and support services.

The postholder must have experience of working with people who are facing complex social and emotional circumstances, a strong understanding of the challenges affecting people living in areas of disadvantage in relation to living well, extensive effective interpersonal skills in working with people on a 1:1 basis as well as experience in networking and relationship building with other professionals and organisations.

PVG: This post requires membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. Application will be processed for the successful candidate.

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Dementia Activity Worker

  • Part time
  • TBC
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd July 2023

The Dementia Activity Service is an exciting project to deliver activities to our existing day service members, funded by National Lottery Community Fund.

Established in 2002, Caring in Craigmillar is a voluntary organisation based in North East Edinburgh.

CiC is a Registered Day Care Service providing opportunities for older people who have care and support needs, including those with a diagnosis of dementia, or other long-term health conditions.

CiC provides a nurturing service which encourages our members to feel involved in their local community and socialise with their peers, we want members to feel supported to continue to live independently and achieve positive outcomes. We provide day opportunities to help prevent social isolation and improve the quality of life for older people living with Dementia and long-term health issues, enabling members to live well in their own homes for as long as possible.

Our Day Service offers a comfortable, welcoming environment for members to enjoy the company of others, to maintain skills and encourage community integration. We promote good conversations and member participation which allows us to offer a range of activities to meet our members emotional, mental, and physical needs.

Main Purpose

To be an integral part of the staff team, as a dementia activity worker we will look to you to think creatively to develop a diverse and engaging programme, enhancing the wellbeing of our members through providing a stimulating range of activities. You will be responsible for creating and co-ordinating a varied activity programme from organised hobbies, group activities and one to one work, all of which will promote independence, choice, and dignity for our members. Your role will involve getting to know our members, their interests and life stories, you will plan and deliver activities that enrich the lives of our members and ensure they have opportunities to stay connected with their community.

Energy and enthusiasm is crucial, you will need to build trusting relationships and have good conversations with members, combined with empathy to listen to and understand our members and their interests.

Although you will be based in the centre, we will require you to develop relationships in the local community to enable members to connect with resources in the community that could help their social isolation and improve their health and wellbeing.

This role is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.

This job description outlines the overall requirements you are required to meet for the post. The list of duties is not exhaustive and the Manager may vary duties from time to time.

This post is subject to a PVG Scheme Record Check and a minimum of two satisfactory references before the role will be confirmed and employment can commence.

If you would like more information please contact Kellie Mercer, CiC Manager on 0131 510 6930.

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