Home Carer (FIF16176) - FIF16176

Fife Council

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  • Reference: FIF16176

Job Description

Work Location: Cupar and Howe of Fife area

Working Hours: between 20 - 30 hours a week available

Interview Date: Thursday 18 June 2020

The job pack for this vacancy is attached at the bottom of the page. It provides more detailed information about the job and the type of person we are looking for.

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Are you passionate about making a difference to someone’s life?

If so, why not join our team of Home Carers in Cupar and the Howe of Fife. We have several work patterns available so there really is something to suit everyone including 20- and 30-hour dayshift and backshift contracts working a 4 on 4 off or 7-3, 7-4 work pattern in the North East Fife area.

By choosing to work as a Home Carer for Fife Council, you will earn a competitive salary and have access to a whole range of benefits, including:


Due to the nature of the role, you will also be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Membership for children and protected adults.

£10.04 per hour to start with, plus extra pay enhancements for shift work, including weekends.


As this role involves travelling between service user homes, travel expenses will be paid – we pay 45p per mile to staff using their own car.


A generous pension scheme and paid holiday entitlement of 24 days (pro -rata), rising to 29 days after 5 years’ service (pro-rata).


Access to and support with a range of training opportunities and qualifications that you will need for the job.


You will also be provided with a uniform, a handheld device, and all other equipment required to carry out the role.


Local and national discounts including supermarkets, restaurants and retail! The Individual

In return, you will provide support to people in their homes in accordance with the National Care Standards https://bit.ly/2YySl2N, record information in service user care plans and provide companionship and support. You should be kind, compassionate, non-judgemental, caring and a good team player.

If you are successful and have not previously worked in the care sector, you must register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within the first 6 months of starting your job. You must then achieve ‘SVQ Social Service and Healthcare SCQF Level 6’ during the first period of SSSC registration. If you don’t hold this qualification already, Fife Council will support you to achieve this award. This link will provide you with further information on what SSSC registration means for you: https://youtu.be/QNJGttKp3FU

If you require further information please contact: Steven Boyce, Team Manager e-mail Steven.Boyce@fife.gov.uk or call 03451555555 Ext: 460511

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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