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  • Ref no: ABS23925
  • Published: 20/11/2020
  • Closes: 29/11/2020
  • Location: Various Locations In Aberdeenshire, AB16 5GB
  • Rate: £10.49 - £10.93 per hour
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Position Type: Part Time

This position has expired.

Job Description

Do you have all the right skills and personal qualities that would enable you to be an effective Home Carer but think that you might need more variety in your job?

You could be a Home Care Responder!

The ARCH Home Care Responder’s provide an on-call service (including out of hours) to residents in Aberdeenshire. The main priorities of the ARCH team are to provide a Home Care service in response to unplanned or urgent care needs. The Home Care Responders can provide a planned short-term intervention service to avoid Hospital admission and also step in to provide support and assistance avoiding Delayed Discharge for those returning home from Hospital.  Rota cover may also be required to support main stream Home Care where there is no other available alternative.

These Home Care Responder posts will be instrumental in supporting the Frailty Pathway; where service users can return to their communities to be cared for at home, following Hospital discharge.

ARCH Responders have flexible work bases within Hospitals, Care Homes and Very Sheltered Housing Complexes in their local area. These bases are not fixed and Home Care Responders will be expected to work flexibly between these bases, depending on where the need is.

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As an employer, Aberdeenshire Council will provide and fund all required training including facilitation and attainment of an SVQ2 qualification. You will also be provided with your work uniform and all personal protective equipment required to undertake the role safely and effectively. So, if you are a caring, patient, compassionate, and adaptable individual who understands and respects the rights of other people, we would like to hear from you.

A driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential for this role and you will be expected to drive a manual Aberdeenshire Council fleet vehicle.

We have various shifts patterns available:

24hr or 18hr per week - Day Shifts 

20hr or 15hr per week - Evening shifts

20.5hr per week - Waking Night Shift

In Various Locations:


You will be asked to select preferred hours and location(s) on your application form

Duration:  For a period not exceeding 31 March 2021

Informal Enquiries to: Elaine Walters, tel 01467 536410



There is a responsibility for the post holder to demonstrate a commitment to quality service delivery through continuous improvement for the benefit of the Service and the organisation.

This post is regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check.  Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. A confirmed offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

This post will require you to have obtained SSSC registration within 6 months of employment.

This post has a minimum requirement of two references, one of which must be your current or most recent employer.

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