Care Support Worker (x2) - Community Based - EAL04662

East Lothian Council

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  • Reference: EAL04662

Vacancy Information

It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale.

Temporary for 12 months
Days of Work:
4 over 5 days per week
(service operates between 7am - 10pm seven days a week)
To start as soon as possible

2 posts available as follows:

Post 1: 
This post is predominantly working in the evenings in Dunbar and the surrounding areas, this includes North Berwick. Shifts will be issued using a rota between the hours of 15.35 - 22.00. 

Post 2: 
This post is predominantly working in the evenings in the centre of East Lothian, this includes Prestonpans, Port Seton, Tranent and surrounding areas. Shifts will be issued using a rota between the hours of 15.35-22.00.

There will be occasions where you may be required to work morning or evening shifts anywhere in East Lothian as this service operates from 07.00 and 22.00 therefore flexibility is required at all times.

The Home Care Service provides care in the home for adults and the elderly across the whole of East Lothian who need assistance and encouragement to carry out daily living tasks.

The Care Support Worker plays a crucial part in ensuring service users identified needs are appropriately supported in the Community and are responsible for the delivery of direct personal care and to provide assistance with both practical and emotional support to assist service users to remain in their own homes in accordance with Individual Care Plans aims and targets.

The Care Support Worker is required to respond sensitively and flexibly to a wide range of individual service user situations and have the ability to work both individually and as part of a team. Care Support Workers work in partnership with a variety of Health and Social Care Professionals and report directly to The Care Support Organiser.

This is an excellent opportunity to work within a multi-disciplinary Team within a Health and Social Care Partnership.

We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated individuals who have the relevant skills and knowledge required to apply National Care Standards in all aspects of service delivery, who have a caring nature and excellent communication skills and who have experience and knowledge in working in a health or social care setting.

Job Details

To provide assistance, encouragement, practical and emotional support to the service user within their own home with all aspects of daily living including personal care and domestic tasks. Working in partnership with the Health and Social Care professionals and Line Manager, the post holder will hold a key role in the care planning process, setting aims and targets for individual clients enabling them to maximise their full potential and independence.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job. You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form. You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The East Lothian Way
The 'East Lothian Way’ – values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work. Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours. Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
SVQ 2 Health and Social Care at SCQF Level 6 and/or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience.

If you do not hold the above qualification, you will be required to undertake a course of
study to obtain an SVQ Level 2 qualification within the required timescale to meet the
requirements of SSSC.

SSSC registration is an essential requirement of this role. If you are appointed and are not already a member of the relevant sections of the SSSC Register, you will be required to apply for registration as soon as possible and this must be achieved within six months of your start date.

Driving Licence 
As the duties of this role require you to effectively travel to successfully undertake the full remit of the role, you must hold a current driving licence and have access to a vehicle.*
(*Where a disability precludes you from obtaining a driving licence, ELC will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability.)

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Additional Information

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