Senior Social Care Worker

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Ref no: DEE01869
Closes: Friday, 13th October 2017
Published: Friday, 29th September 2017
Location: Dundee City Council – Various Locations in Dundee
Salary: £23,981 - £28,167 per year
Hours: 37.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Dundee City Council
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Adult Care

Job Description

The Learning Disability service in Dundee is a joint Social Work and Health team providing a range of services to adults with a learning disability which include housing support, care at home, respite and day opportunities. You will work full time, 37 hours per week. Flexibility is essential as you are required to be available to work at short notice and to work away from home at night.


You will hold SVQ level 2 or SVQ level 3. You must be willing to undertake training and present for SVQ level 3 and additional qualification relevant to the post as recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council.


You will assist in the day to day management of the resource and be responsible for the care of the service users and supervision of staff. You will be accountable for the management of the resource in the absence of the Team Manager.

The Individual

You will have experience of working with people with a learning disability and have the ability to predict outcomes and take necessary precautions. With an off-site manager, you will lead a team of Social Care Workers committed to enabling service users to participate fully. The degree of need for each individual varies significantly and there can be a considerable element of challenging behaviour at times and you must be able to use your own initiative and remain calm in a crisis. You will be expected to actively participate as part of a team offering a wide range of opportunities to service users in order to help them achieve their full potential. You must be available at short notice and able to work away from home at night. This post is considered 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 prior to a formal offer of employment being made by Dundee City Council.