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Ref no:
SLA09253
Published:
13/6/2022
Closes:
29/7/2022
Location:
Various Locations across South Lanarkshire, ML3 0AA
Rate:
£11.56 - £12.06 per hour
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Full Time & Part Time

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Description

Do you want to make positive difference to the lives of others?

We are transforming Care at Home services through the development of exciting new approaches that will bring positive and life changing improvements to those who receive our services.

Backed by significant investment, we are seeking to establish new services that will operate seven days a week with a focus on supporting service users to regain or attain skills and abilities. Helping them to achieve as much independence as they can in their own homes.

As a Home Carer within the Care at Home service, you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Community Nurses and Social Care professionals with the aim of supporting, motivating and inspiring people to re-learn daily skills and enhance their quality of life. This may be required following a period in hospital or to prevent admission to hospital.

This new service offers employees the opportunity to develop skills in a supported and professional environment and make a real difference to the lives of others. You will have access to training, with funded opportunities to obtain qualifications in health and social care. You will also have access to opportunities for career development in one of Health and Social Care Partnership’s the largest services and have access to the employee benefits that you would expect from one of Scotland’s Council’s.

A number of flexible opportunities exist for people wishing to work in this exciting new environment. We are looking for people of all ages, male and female to become home carers. Want to make a difference?

There is a responsibility for the post holder to demonstrate a commitment to quality service delivery through continuous improvement for the benefit of the Service and the Organisation.

Requirements

Not worked in a care environment before?

We are transforming Care at Home services through the development of exciting new approaches that will bring positive and life changing improvements to those who receive our services and we need you to help us make a difference to the lives of others.

Don’t worry if you have no work experience or if you are changing direction in your career, we will give you full training and develop your skills to help you gain qualifications in health and social care.

Not only will you receive an excellent rate of pay you will also benefit from: 

Flexible working hours, up to 32 days annual leave, 10 public holidays

Our employee discount scheme, discounted leisure membership, cycle to work scheme, physiotherapy, financial advice, employee counselling, complementary therapies, eye tests and occupation health support.

Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme and the credit union.

Once you are fully trained you will also have the opportunity for career development in one of the largest Health and Social Care Partnership’s in Scotland.

Apply now and we will be in touch within 2 weeks if you are selected for interview. 

 

 

Responsibilities

Foreign Police Check

Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.

Legislative Information

This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.

Regulated Work with Protected Adults

This post is considered Regulated Work with Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007.  Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with protected adults. 

Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by South Lanarkshire Council.

Please refer to http://www.disclosurescotland.co.uk for further information about the disclosure process and best practice.

SSSC Registration

This post will require you to have obtained SSSC Registration within 6 months of employment.

You will be promoting service users rights and choices.  For more information please visit:-

https://www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/info/200278/working_for_us/1752/social_care

https://www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/info/200227/care_for_the_elderly/1009/home_care_service

https://www.slhscp.org.uk/

http://www.newcarestandards.scot/

The Individual

As an employee of the Council, you would also receive a wide range of benefits including:

  • Enrolment in award winning local government pension scheme
  • Up to 32 days annual leave which will be calculated into hours on commencement of the role.
  • Public holiday entitlement (up to 10 days)
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Family friendly policies - flexible working and leave, maternity/paternity leave, enhanced leave
  • Employee Discounts – including discounts at the cinema
  • Range of benefits to support you (Cycle to Work Scheme, Physiotherapy, Employee Assistance Program which offers practical and emotional support)

Please apply online.

All correspondence will be via your email address registered with myjobscotland.

Equal Opportunities and Armed Forces Community Covenant

South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employer and encourage applications from all members of the community.   As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum behaviour requirements for the position.

South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant.  Veterans are guaranteed an interview who meet the minimum requirements for the position.