Social Care Worker

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Ref no: DEE01706
Closes: Sunday, 23rd July 2017
Published: Friday, 23rd June 2017
Location: Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street
Salary: £15,580 - £22,356 per year
Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Part 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, social care, respite and day opportunities. We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated Social Care Workers to join our teams across Dundee. There are 15 x 35 hours and 3 x 30 hours posts available.

Requirements

You must have, or be willing to obtain, SVQ2 in Care. You will have 3 National 4s, or equivalent. You will also have the opportunity to undertake work related training and development. You will be expected to undertake shift work including evening, weekend work and night duty on a rota basis. You will be required to cope with change and be adaptable so flexibility is essential.

Responsibilities

You will be responsible for undertaking duties concerned with the operation of the Learning Disability Service whilst adhering to the Scottish Social Services Council, Codes of Practice and The Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care, National Care Standards.

The Individual

You will have previous experience working within a care setting as well as the provision of personal care. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to use your initiative and work confidently in order to ensure individuals and resources are fully supported. 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 potential. This is an exciting opportunity that will appeal to anyone who has an interest in working with adults who have a learning disability. 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.

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