Support Worker

Favourite Aberdeen City Council
Ref no: ABC03548
Closes: Monday, 18th September 2017
Published: Monday, 4th September 2017
Location: Various Locations in Aberdeen
Rate: £9.84 - £11.06 per hour
Hours: 37.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Aberdeen City Council
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Adults and Children Social Work

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".

Support Workers
Location: Various locations within Aberdeen.
Duration : 6 x Permanent - Full time (Any hours will be considered : however there is a requirement for flexibility to allow 24/7 working)

Support Workers required for Community Care pilot in Aberdeen.
An open day is being held at Inspire Building, Beach Boulevard on Thursday 7th September 2017
10am - 8pm where you will have the chance to find out more about the pilot projects. (Please see attachment for further information)

Job Purpose: Throughout Aberdeen city you will provide a high standard of person centred care and support for service users in a range of accommodation settings, including their own homes. You will work as part of a team to support carers and to enable service users to maintain and develop their potential and contribute to their social, physical and mental wellbeing.


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

Qualification required by SSSC - SVQ2
Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme Record (PVG) or willing to become a scheme member
To have registered or undertaken registration with the SSSC where applicable

The post holder may be expected to:

Work to a shift pattern as required including evening, nights and weekend working
Work at alternative locations as required
Adhere to SSSC codes of practice, Bon Accord Care Policy and Procedures and relevant Legislation
Lone work


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

The ability to provide personal care to a range of people with support needs
The ability to promote dignity, respect, choice and independent living and work in an anti-discriminatory way
The ability to communicate effectively and work in partnership with service users, staff, carers, families and internal/external professionals to achieve improved outcomes for service users
An ability to work as part of a team and provide guidance and support to other members of staff
The ability to work proactively and with limited direct supervision, while at the same time recognising when matters need to be referred to a more senior manager
The ability to work accurately with detailed information specifically around the management and administration of service users’ medication
The ability to maintain and develop clear and accurate records including risk assessments and care plans
The ability to meet deadlines
Basic IT skills including the use of smart phones and Ipad’s
The ability to move and handle both people and objects in a safe manner

The Individual

Please see job profile for further details

Additional information is available via the attachment.
Interviews will be held on 27th 7 28th September 2017