Social Care Practitioner, 430.21 - WEL04226

West Lothian Council

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  • Reference: WEL04226


28.8 hrs per week, salary pro rata + 14% shift allowance

The closing date for this post is provisionally set at 31 May 2020. West Lothian Council reserve the right to close this post early depending on applicant response levels

The key duties of this post are:

To undertake responsibility, jointly with other social care staff, to provide care and support to all residents which respects their individual rights and choice. To act as “key worker” for a number of individuals including: Pre-admission visit(s) to the client at home/in hospital Preparation of written residential care plans Monitoring of care plans: ensuring changing personal care needs are met Delivering direct personal care in accordance with care plans (see below) To contribute to changeovers and to report significant observations/events etc. relating to residential care To participate in residential reviews and to provide written assessments as appropriate Maintaining residents’ personal files by details recorded on a daily basis in accordance with the “Open Access” Guidelines To work in collaboration with families/carers/other agencies to provide a service to residents Supporting residents and others at times of loss Using residents’ money for arranging Birthday/Christmas presents, etc. and outings Helping residents keep track of their pensions/money, clothes and possessions.

The skills and experience you must have are:

S.V.Q. Level 3 in Social Care An understanding of the specific needs of older people. It is expected that Social Care Workers should gain competence having regard to National Occupational Standards. Scottish Vocational Qualifications will be used as the foundation towards gaining specific standards of competence in social care.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by West Lothian Council.

This position requires registration with the SSSC. The successful candidate will have six months from commencement in this post to register with the SSSC. If you are already registered with SSSC you will be required to add West Lothian Council to your account.

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