Home Carer (FIF13989)

Fife Council
Posted

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  • Reference: FIF13989

Job Description

Work Location: St Andrews and Cupar Areas 

Working Hours: Various contracts ranging from 20 to 30 hours per week

Interview Date: Week Commencing 8 July 2019

The job pack for this vacancy is attached at the bottom of the page. It provides more detailed information about the job and the type of person we are looking for.

All employees are expected to display and promote certain behaviours in the workplace. Our ‘How We Work Matters’ behaviour framework contains more information and is available via this link.

Before applying, it is important that you read the ‘Candidate Information’ by clicking on this link. The main Terms and Conditions and employment are available via the same link.

 

Requirements

The Care at Home Service provides flexible care and support to people in their homes. A typical day will see a Home Carer provide personal care in accordance with National Care Standards.

You will be expected to assist with personal care such as getting up or going to bed, preparing light meals and snacks and pushing and pulling of equipment such as hoists, wheelchairs and bathing chairs during washing and dressing.

As a Home Carer you will be responsible for recording information in care plans and providing companionship and support at times of distress, anxiety and confusion. You will create a positive and supportive atmosphere where service users can achieve maximum independence.

The Individual

You must hold or be willing to achieve the SVQ Social Service and Healthcare SCQF Level 6 SVQ Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 6 SVQ Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 6 SVQ Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 6 SVQ Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 6 or equivalent to meet SSSC Registration in the first period of registration. Full training will be provided to help you meet this.

You should be able to provide a regular and effective service including shift patterns undertake physical requirements associated with the job and work under minimal supervision. Key skills include kindness, compassion, team working, non-judgemental and caring skills.

You will follow instructions in a safe and responsible manner, have an awareness of Health and Safety and National Care Standards. You should consider issues affecting vulnerable people.

You should have the ability to travel within Fife as you will travel between service user’s homes. 

Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Membership through Disclosure Scotland.

 

For further information, please contact: Steven Boyce on 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 460511 or by email: Steven.Boyce@fife.gov.uk

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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