Home Care Worker (Full Time & Part Time) (Permanent)

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Ref no: REN02733
Closes: Wednesday, 24th January 2018
Published: Wednesday, 10th January 2018
Location: Various Locations In Renfrewshire.
Rate: £8.51 - £9.15 per hour
Hours: 25.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time & Part Time
Organisation: Renfrewshire Council
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Adult Care

Living Wage

Renfrewshire Council supports payment of the Living Wage of £8.51 per hour as the minimum level of remuneration to its employees . Therefore, successful applicants will be paid the ‘Living Wage’ - (the Hourly Rate for the post + a Living Wage Pay Supplement, in order to bring their earnings to £8.51 per hour).

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Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership delivers high quality home care services to people of all ages and with different care needs. We are looking for enthusiastic, committed, motivated and flexible people to join care at home services including home support, reablement and rapid response, extra care housing and overnight care. Renfrewshire Care at Home service operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, core business is between 7.00am and 10.00pm. We offer 25 and 35 hour contracts. The rota pattern in operation for 25 hours is 4 on/4off rota where you will work a mix of early and back shifts. The 35 hour contract is a split shift where you would be required to work early and back shift on the same day.
Duties include assisting service users with all aspects of personal care including help with washing, dressing, toileting, medication, etc; help with preparing breakfast and other meals when necessary and assist service users to maintain and develop their daily living skills and improve independence. You will be required to undertake all relevant training for the post including attaining a SVQ2 in Social Care. It is preferable that you have experience of working in a care setting and delivering personal care or in an informal/personal capacity; have an awareness of a range of long term conditions and have an understanding of the needs of people who require help from care services; be able to demonstrate within your application form that you are reliable and flexible with the ability to work as part of a team. You will also be required to demonstrate that you can communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing) and this would include monitoring and reporting changes in the identified needs of service users including the handling of sensitive information.
If successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check, the level of check will be determined by the duties of the post. If you would like further information in relation to the Disclosure Scotland checks, please visit www.disclosurescotland.co.uk. Closing Date - Wednesday 24 January 2018