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East Lothian Community Hospital, Alderston Road, Haddington, EH41 3PF
£28,979 - £32,666 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Vacancy Information

It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale.

Days and Hours of Work:
Monday - Friday (flexible working)
To start ASAP

The Home Care Service provides care in the home of Adults and the Elderly across the whole of East Lothian who need assistance and encouragement to carry out daily living tasks.

The Care Support Organiser plays a crucial part in organising and overseeing service delivery in all aspects of home care and the emergency care services.  The Care Support Organiser manages a team of staff and is responsible for the supervision of the staff team as well as ensuring that the training and development needs of each individual staff member is met.  The Care Support Organiser also ensures that the duties are allocated to the care workers and to ensure maximum flexibility within their teams at all times.

The care support organiser is responsible for assessing services and completing risk assessments when packages are requested and also ensuring that the packages are regularly reviewed to ensure these are appropriate for individual service users.

In addition, the Care Support Organiser carries out quality assurance checks with staff and service users to ensure that the service continues to perform to a high standard.

The Care Support Organiser is required to respond sensitively and flexibly to a wide range of individual Service User situations and have the ability to work both individually and as part of a team.  Care Support Organisers work in partnership with a variety of Health and Social Care Professionals and report directly with the Home Care Manager.

This is an excellent opportunity to work within a multi-disciplinary team within a Health and Social Care Partnership.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual with a caring nature and excellent communication  & IT skills, previous experience managing staff in a busy environment and experience and knowledge in working in a Health and Social Care Partnership setting.  Due to the nature of these posts, flexibility is required at all times.

Candidates must have a current driving licence and access to their own vehicle.

Job Details

To be responsible for overseeing the day to day delivery of a Home Care Service Provision within the Home Care Services Team for a specified area in accordance with statutory obligations and Council policies and procedures.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form.  You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work.  Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours.  Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
HNC Social Care or equivalent level qualification and the SQA level 3 PDA at SCQF Level 7 in Supervision.

Driving Licence
As the duties of this role require you to effectively travel to successfully undertake the full remit of the role, you must hold a current driving licence and have access to a vehicle.*

(*Where a disability precludes you from obtaining a driving licence, ELC will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability.)

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UKwebsite.

Additional Information

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