- Sector: Social Services, Housing and Childcare
- Specialism: Adult Care, Adult Social Work, Child Care
- Location: Kirkcaldy
- £18,847 to £21,193 per annum, Scottish Joint Council FC 4
- Hours: Full Time
- Contact: Please see description
- Reference: FIF16370
Work Pattern: 4 days on, 4 days off - 07:30-13:00 and 17:00-21:30.
Working Locations: Based in Town House but working through-out Kirkcaldy
Interview Date: Monday 20 July 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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If you’re compassionate, have a sense of fun and enjoy working with people you could be perfect for this career, why not join our team of Home Carers in Kirkcaldy, Fife. We have several work patterns available so there really is something to suit everyone!
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This work is about helping people to live well and achieve the things in life that really matter to them. You’ll go home each day knowing you have made a difference. 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:
• £10.04 per hour to start with, plus extra payments for shift work, including weekends.
• As this role involves travelling between service user homes, travel expenses will be paid – we pay 45 pence per mile to staff using their own car from a set base.
• A generous pension scheme and holiday entitlement of 24 days (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 and a handheld device.
• Local and national discounts including supermarkets, restaurants and retail!
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.The Individual
If you are successful and have not previously worked in the care sector, you must apply to join the support workers in care at home 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 it already. This link will provide you with further information on what SSSC registration means for you: https://youtu.be/QNJGttKp3FU
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.
There are over 200,000 people working in social services and they come from all walks of life. You can take a look at stories from people who provide support with health and care to learn how they got started, what they like most and their best words of advice for you. See the link to the SSSC website below.
If you want to progress into promoted posts there are qualifications to help you do this. Explore interactive pathways to see how qualifications can help you build a career here http://learn.sssc.uk.com/careers/social-services-and-healthcare/index.html
For further information please contact Kain Cobb on Kain.Cobb@fife.gov.uk or 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 445608.
Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk