Social Care Officer, South Team, Kinross - PKC06360

Perth & Kinross Council

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Job Description

Social Care Officer, South Team (PKC06360)
£19,952 - £22,468
Loch Leven Community Campus, Muirs, Kinross, KY13 8FQ

A great opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic individual who can demonstrate they have experience of providing comprehensive support to vulnerable service users.

You will join a great team of staff who are skilled and experienced in delivering care and crisis intervention to vulnerable service users across the South Locality within the Perth and Kinross Council area.

You will have excellent assessment skills and the ability to prioritise and support the delivery of a crisis response service to allow people to stay in their own home for longer.

You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to work effectively within a team and demonstrate a commitment and an ability to contribute to service provision and ongoing developments.

The role will allow and require you to demonstrate your experience of multi-disciplinary working and be committed to working closely with colleagues from other disciplines.

You will be part of a developing service and support the "Locality Intermediate Care" model dedicated to the South Locality area, supporting existing Integrated Care Teams and wrapped around Primary Care.

The role will be coordinated centrally and you will have the opportunity to work from local Health and Social Care Partnership bases across Crieff, Kinross, and Auchterarder geographical areas.

The Individual

As a Perth & Kinross Council employee it is essential that you have excellent listening, oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to work as part of a team.

You must also have the ability to maintain confidentiality, work co-operatively with other professionals, families and carers and be able to work on your own initiative.

This role will be ideal for you if you are enthusiastic, motivated and able to cope with demanding work. We expect you to be reliable and have a flexible approach together with a positive, responsible and caring attitude.

This will be a demanding post that will allow you to demonstrate your flexibility and showcase your proactive approach that can respond to the changing needs of individuals.

We can offer you a wide range of opportunities for your continuous professional development and it is essential that you have or be willing to obtain SVQ 2 in Social Care, or equivalent Qualification.

We provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work/life balance.

If you require any more information, please contact Jenny Hughes 01738 475626.

When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your current 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.

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.

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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.

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