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Ref no:
ABC07554
Published:
7/10/2022
Closes:
31/3/2023
Location:
Various Locations in Aberdeen, AB10 1AB
Rate:
£11.24 - £12.58 per hour
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time & Part Time

Job Description

"Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for".

Location:  Various locations across Aberdeen City

Contract Type:  Permanent and Fixed Term

Position Type:  Full time and part time (30 hours or more)

The Role

You could be part of a friendly and dedicated team who support individuals with various learning disabilities and/or mental health issues within Aberdeen City. You would be providing invaluable support with all aspects of daily living, including cooking, cleaning, finances, and medication.  

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative workforce to provide support to people with their hobbies and interests such as arts & crafts, gardening, going for walks, cooking, baking, and getting out and about in their local community.

 

Our staff are also trained to provide ASDAN, which is an education charity and awarding organisation providing courses, accredited curriculum programmes and regulated qualifications to engage, elevate and empower people with learning disabilities and mental health issues (Centre Number 38440).

​​​​​​​Shift Patterns

We are dedicated to providing the best outcomes and support tailored to the needs of each individual. For this reason, shifts will usually fall into patterns for each service which includes weekends and public holidays on a rotational basis. We do not have sleep overs, as each service has dedicated waking night staff.

Currently, we are not looking for applicants who only want relief or less than 30 hours per week as we have specific vacancies to recruit for.

Successful candidates will be required to join the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme and be committed to working towards an SVQ in Social Services and Healthcare if you do not already hold one.

If you’re successful in joining our team, we will need you to register with the SSSC within 6 months of starting your employment with us.

Job Purpose:

To deliver a Statutory Social Work Service by working as part of a team.  Guidance and supervision will be provided to create an environment where each service user is enabled to maintain and develop their potential and to contribute to the service users’ social, physical and mental wellbeing and promote active citizenship in a holistic way.

Requirements

The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

  • SVQ level 3 in Social Care or willingness to achieve within 2 years
  • Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) membership or willingness to obtain prior to a formal offer of employment being made.

The post holder will be expected to:

  • Work at weekends
  • Work to a shift pattern as required
  • Work at alternative locations as required
  • Adhere to SSSC codes of practice, Council Policy and Procedures and relevant Legislation
  • Take responsibility for shift planning and team working
  • Mentor and support new staff/students
  • Lone work

Responsibilities

The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

  • Good practice; recognising the support needs of people with learning disabilities; specifically promoting dignity, respect and promotion of independent living and exhibit unconditional positive regard
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with service users’, staff, carers and internal/external professionals to achieve improved outcomes for service users
  • Ability to provide guidance and support
  • Attention to detail; specifically around the administration of service users’ medication, financial responsibilities, including the ability to produce high quality written reports
  • The ability to operate as a member of a team and take responsibility for the environment and the safety of service users in the absence of the senior members of staff
  • The ability to attend and participate in staff meetings, supervision, performance review and development and to participate in developing team plans
  • The ability to work in partnership with families
  • Ability to meet deadlines

The Individual

Please see Job Profile for further details.

Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Flexible Working

We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident Employer.  If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact AskHR@aberdeencity.gov.uk.

Armed Forces

We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families: armedforces@aberdeencity.gov.uk.  We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:

  • have a disability
  • are care-experienced and aged 16-29
  • are aged 16-24 and live in Aberdeen City or have been to an Aberdeen City Council school and are applying for a Modern Apprenticeship (except Trades apprenticeships)
  • have done a Foundation Apprenticeship with Aberdeen City Council and are applying for any apprenticeships relevant to the area in which they did their Foundation Apprenticeship
  • are New Scots aged 16-24 and are applying for any apprenticeships

Further information can be found at https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/jobs