Home Support Workers - INV02179

Inverclyde Council
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Job Description

Home Support Workers (temporary and permanent)
Salary: Grade D £17,980 - £19,639 (pro rata)
Various Hours & Locations within Inverclyde

Care at Home service offer various contracted hours and shift patterns , with service being delivered between 7:30am. And 11pm, Monday – Sunday.

We are looking for candidates with work or personal experienced, any age, male or female. Start a career or change your career path. Are you kind, caring and compassionate, and do you have the ability to assist people in their own home to remain as independent as possible, do you think you could encourage and support a person to maintain existing daily living skills or regain their confidence following an accident or a period of illness.

As a home support worker you will provide assistance to service users in their own homes. You will perform a range of tasks to promote independence for service users and provide assistance with all aspects of personal care which will include assisting with medication administration, washing, dressing and preparing meals. You will also assist with the management of continence and personal hygiene including catheter and stoma care.

Ideal candidates will have good listening skills and the ability to interact to people to help them to reach their full potential in all areas of daily living. We are looking for people who are flexible, have good communication skills and can work without direct supervision.

In addition to a rewarding career, we have wide range of training and development opportunities that are in accordance with current legislation and best practice. The successful candidate will be required to attend all relevant training courses and register with the Scottish Social Service Council (SSSC).

A full driving licence is essential with use of a vehicle at all times, during working hours.

Requirements

Important Applicant Information: 

Inverclyde Council is an accredited Living Wage Employer paying the Living Wage Rate where required. Please click the link to `Essential Applicant Information’ below for more information. Please note that if you apply via this website it is important that you regularly check your emails following your application submission. All further communication regarding your application, including any invite to interview and, if relevant, details of any formal offer/contract, will be done by email.

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Please read the Essential Applicant Information details prior to submitting your application. Interviews for non-teaching posts with Inverclyde Council will be based on the Councils' competency model which is reflected in our performance appraisal scheme. Details of this can be found at the link below and clicking the Performance Overview document on the left hand side:

http://www.inverclyde.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/working-for-the-council/council-induction

Vetting by Disclosure Scotland

If you work in regulated work (children and/or protected adults) you will be subject to obtaining a satisfactory PVG. A small number of posts require a Standard Disclosure and the majority of all other posts will be subject to a Basic Disclosure. All disclosure checks are obtained via Disclosure Scotland. If you are the successful candidate you will be required to pay the cost of the disclosure check/s required for your post. 

Regulatory Bodies

If your post requires registration with a Regulatory Body such as HCPC or SSSC etc. You are required to obtain and maintain registration including paying any fees.

Further Assistance

If you are unable to apply using this website, and require further assistance, please contact the HR Recruitment Team on 01475 712740. 

Inverclyde Council - Best Government Services Employer in the UK 2016 – Bloomberg Business Best Employer Awards 2016 

Armed Forces Personnel/Reservists

Inverclyde 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. 

Disability Confident

Inverclyde Council is a Disability Confident Employer 

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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