Social Care Officer

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Ref no: DEE01879
Closes: Friday, 20th October 2017
Published: Friday, 6th October 2017
Location: Dundee City Council – Various Locations in Dundee
Salary: £19,562 - £23,981 per year Pro Rata
Hours: 37.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time & Part Time
Organisation: Dundee City Council
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Adult Care

Job Description

Based in Menzieshill House, Craigie House or Turriff House Care Homes, there are 8 part time posts available, 30 hours per week, and one full time post, 37 hours per week.

Requirements

You will hold an SVQ Level 2 in Care. If you do not hold the qualification you will be required to obtain it given the necessary assistance and training.

Responsibilities

You will attend to personal needs of residents. Your duties will include physical tasks for example, helping with personal care tasks, assisting residents to eat and other identified needs. Our aim is to create a supportive homely atmosphere where residents can achieve maximum independence but also receive any support they may need. Duties will include assuming key worker status, completion of personal plans, organising reviews, and carrying out any identified duties required to meet the personalised care needs of our residents. You will also be required to be involved in social activities organised for residents and administer medications (training provided). Shift work, weekend working and periodic rotation on to night duty will be required. The duties as set out above include undertaking cleaning and other domestic duties as necessary. Duties will also involve the provision of personal care encouraging independence, supporting choice and dignity at all times and individual care planning.

The Individual

You will have proven experience in working with older people, people with dementia or people with physical disabilities. You will be expected to actively participate as part of a team supporting service users to achieve their potential. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to use your initiative and work confidently in order to ensure service users and resources are fully supported. You will be able to participate in a duty rota and shift work and to work weekends and nights. You will be self-reliant and have the ability to remain calm in a crisis. You will have knowledge of Health and Safety at Work procedures. This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidates 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. You will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council within a specified timescale.

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