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Social Care Worker - Prevention Team, Home Care & Reablement

We support people who have been assessed as having no acute medical need but have an urgent requirement to access care provision to enable them to remain at home. This is a reactive short-term team who work with people requiring assistance from the Hospital at Home service, as well as a care element until they can return to their baseline. Referrals can come from GPs, Social Workers and other community services. We will often support and be supported by the wider local Homecare and Reablement Teams.

The Prevention Team work with individuals to prevent unnecessary admission to hospital where there is no medical need to do so. This enables the person to remain living at home whilst promoting and encouraging independence where possible. You will be the initial worker who is one of the first on site and responsible for undertaking the environmental risk assessment, assist people with personal care, such as assisting to bath and dress, support with catheter and / or stoma care where required, assist to make meals or with eating and prompting or administration of medication. You will liaise with your Home Care Co-ordinator (line manager), Home Care Organiser and the individual to complete a Personal Plan folder.

A full driving licence is essential as well as the use of a car for work. The Prevention Team is split into two. The North Team covers the North East and North West Locality areas and the South Team covers the South East and South West

We are looking for individuals who have experience of working in a care environment and are keen to help people at a time when they most need it. We will provide you with training to enable you to undertake the role and assist you in developing your skills.

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.

We can offer you excellent training, good rates of pay, excellent holiday entitlement, a generous pension scheme and a wide range of staff benefits which include:

  • An excellent pension scheme with generous employer contributions of 21.1%
  • Generous 26 days’ holiday allowances (pro rata for part time) plus 6 public holidays. Your entitlement increases dependent on length of service
  • Cycle to work scheme with savings of up to 30% off the latest bikes and equipment
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Lifestyle savings scheme to help save money on home, electronics, fashion, technology, supermarkets and travel
  • Gym membership at participating gyms
  • Paid sickness absence
  • Salary advances on public transport season tickets to help with initial outlay costs

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

To apply, please email your CV to

Contract length



£22,185 - £24,590 (pro rata for part time hours)


City of Edinburgh Council

Closing date

27th December 2022

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