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Crookston Care Home and Day Centre, Sanderson’s Wynd, Tranent, EH33 1DA
£14.05 - £15.35 per hour
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time

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.

8 positions available as follows:

4 positions available:  2 @ 21 hours per week (3 days) and 2 @ 28 hours per week (4 days)

Posts will follow a 2 week rolling rota combined of early shifts (07.00-14.30) and late shifts (14.00-21.30) with a 30 minute unpaid break. One weekend one weekend off.

4 positions available: 1 @ 10 hours per week (1 night) and 3 @ 20 hours per week (2 nights)
4 week rota for the 10 hour post:   Wk 1 - Mon, Wk 2 - Wed, Wk 3 - Wed, Wk 4 - Sun
The rota for the 20 hour posts will be discussed with those applicants invited to interview.

Nightshift hours are 21.00-07.00.

Must have an understanding of dementia and the elderly.

You will be asked to indicate which of the above posts you wish to be considered for when you complete the application form.

Please Note - interviews will take place as follows:
Nightshift posts - 1st and 2nd February
Dayshift posts - 3rd and 4th February

Job Details

To assist in the provision of personal care and support to older people requiring residential care, in accordance with the values and principles of the National Care Standards, Scottish Social Services Council Codes of Practice and within the policies and procedures of the Council.

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
Educated to SVQ Level 3 in Social Care (or equivalent) and be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience or educated to SVQ Level 2 in Social Care (or equivalent with a willingness to achieve the SVQ Level 3 in the first period of registration to meet the Scottish Social Services Council registration requirements.

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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Please note: we do not accept CV's. There is no function to allow you to upload a CV to MyJobScotland and we do not accept CV's by post or email. All our vacancies must be applied for by completing the on-line application form.

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