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Supported Living Team 41d St CatherinesRoad Perth, PH1 5SJ
£13,128 - £14,390 per year
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Part Time
20 hours per week

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Social Care Officer, Supported Living PKC10895
£13,128 - £14,390 (20 hours/week)
Flat 41D St Catherine's Road, Perth, PH1 5SJ
Are you ready for a career change that's fulfilling and rewarding?
If Yes, this is your chance to join our Health and Social Care Partnership as a Social Care Officer, in the Supported Living Team, within Perth and Kinross. Experience is not necessary as all training will be provided. Our team provide supportive care to vulnerable service users with varying learning disabilities and mental health to allow them to live independently in their own homes and their community. So, if you are passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of the most vulnerable people in your community, read on and find out more.
5 Promises we make to you.
1. You will work with skilled, passionate, and resilient people that inspire you.
2. You will be encouraged to develop your strengths, to learn and to flourish.
3. You will be supported to belong, feel connected with your team, communities, and the organisation.
4. You will be supported to focus on people and make a positive difference.
5. Every day and night will be different and every day and night you will have support to do the best you can do.
As a successful post holder, you will be responsible for:
-Following a planned schedule of service user visits.
-Supporting service users to maintain their own home.
-Supporting service users based on their assessed needs.
-Supporting service users with personal care tasks when required to enable the person to reach their optimum level of independence.
-Monitoring health & wellbeing and supporting to appointments.
-Supporting service users to access community facilities / activities.
-Supporting service users to recognise and achieve their potential.
-Protecting individuals from risk or abuse and to report any concerns through appropriate process.
-Ensuing Health & Safety for yourself and service users' in line with PKC policy and procedures;
-Participating in assessments.
-Maintaining accurate records and reporting on service users' progress.
-Complying with the National Care Standards and SSSC Codes of Practice.
-You will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).
-As part of this registration commitment, you will undertake your own personal development and work towards recognised qualification if required.

The Individual

A valid UK driving licence is desirable but not essential. SVQ 2 or HND desirable but not essential. 
If you're a caring, patient, compassionate and adaptable individual who understands and respects the rights of other people, we'd love to hear from you.
For an informal discussion about this role, and if you require support to complete your application, please contact Eileen Benbow, Sharon Sandeman or Claire O'Connor on 01738 477637.
When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide current contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your present or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current employer.

At PKC our values and behaviours  influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer. In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours. Find out more about PKC  and you could soon be joining our team!

Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.
As part of our safer recruitment measures, any offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of mandatory checks including eligibility to work in the UK, Disclosure Scotland or PVG, qualifications, references, and fitness to undertake the post. This may also include an Overseas Criminal Records Check if you have spent time living overseas. 
Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.
A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.
Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

What we can do for you

If you are successful in a role with Perth & Kinross Council, you will have access to a range of benefits to help your physical, mental and financial wellbeing.   

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