Support Worker - ABC06337

Aberdeen City Council

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  • Reference: ABC06337

Job Description

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Location: Various locations across Aberdeen City

Duration: Permanent and Fixed Term, Full Time and Part Time 

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Job Purpose:

To deliver a Statutory Social Work Service by working as part of a team. Guidance and supervision will be provided to create an environment where each service user is enabled to maintain and develop their potential and to contribute to the service users’ social, physical and mental wellbeing and promote active citizenship in a holistic way.


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

SVQ level III in Social Care or willingness to achieve according to the requirements of the SSSC

Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme Record (PVG) or willing to become registered


The post holder will be expected to:

Work at weekends

Work to a shift pattern as required

Work at alternative locations as required

Adhere to SSSC codes of practice, Council Policy and Procedures and relevant Legislation

Take responsibility for shift planning and team working

Mentor and support new staff/students

Lone work


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

Good practice; recognising the support needs of people with learning disabilities; specifically promoting dignity, respect and promotion of independent living and exhibit unconditional positive regard

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with service users’, staff, carers and internal/external professionals to achieve improved outcomes for service users

Ability to provide guidance and support

Attention to detail; specifically around the administration of service users’ medication, financial responsibilities, including the ability to produce high quality written reports

The ability to operate as a member of a team and take responsibility for the environment and the safety of service users in the absence of the senior members of staff

The ability to attend and participate in staff meetings, supervision, performance review and development and to participate in developing team plans

The ability to work in partnership with families

Ability to meet deadlines

The Individual

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