Applicants are invited to apply for the post of Permanent Social Care Assistant (Day posts only - 12 hour shifts) in the residential setting for Older People / Physical Disability within our care homes.
Posts are being recruited to permanently however the initial work location may be on a temporary basis, with a final location being confirmed at a later stage of employment. We would ask for a flexible approach to this arrangement as this will ensure appropriate support to current service requirements.
Previous experience of supporting and/or caring for vulnerable people either in a work capacity or on a voluntary or personal basis is essential. You will work as part of a team with direction from Senior staff to provide assistance which promotes the physical, social and emotional needs of older people. To undertake tasks which enable residents to develop individuality, whilst recognising their rights to dignity, privacy and choice. Tasks include personal care tasks, moving and assisting residents, administration of medication, written recording and reporting tasks etc. Training appropriate to the post and for personal development will be provided. You must be caring, tolerant, flexible, competent in English both written and spoken and have good time management and organisational skills and have a basic knowledge of the Health & Social Care Standards. Applications are welcome from ethnic minorities and fluent speakers of other languages – Cantonese, Hakka, Punjabi, Urdu. Rotas within the establishments cover 7 days therefore candidates must be available to cover the full roster requirements. Applicants will be expected to cover citywide to support demands of service.
Membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme will be essential on taking up appointment. Please note successful candidates for the above position will be required to pay for their PVG Membership/or Scheme Checks.
As Scottish Social Services Council registration is a statutory requirement for this post under the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001, you must either be already registered or be registered within 6 months from the date you start in this post. Your employment is subject to your continued registrations.
These posts are excepted under Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2013 (as amended).
Salary for part time posts will be pro rata.
This advert will be held open for a 3 month period from the closing date to allow the Recruitment process to be concluded. Any vacancies which arise during this 3 month period on a citywide basis will be filled from this advert.
Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, Audio and other languages. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone 0141 287 1054. Packs will be posted out to you within 3 working days of receiving your telephone request. Please note the closing date of the job advert to ensure that you give yourself plenty of time to complete your application form and return it to us.
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