Care and Support Worker - DGA06437

Dumfries & Galloway Council

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£14,205.92 to £15,304.33 per annum Band 05 Part Time Contact: Please see description Reference: DGA06437

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Care & Support Worker (Permanent)
Areas:  Lower Nithsdale / Dumfries / Stewartry / Annandale and Eskdale
Hourly Rate:  £11.12 - £11.98 per hour

Post 1:    1 x 24.5 hours per week in Stewartry Area
  £14,205.92 - £15,304.33

Post 2:    6 x 24.5 hours per week in the Dumfries Area
  £14,205.92 - £15,304.33

Post 3:    2 x 14 hours per week in Lower Nithsdale and Dumfries Area
   £8,117.67 - £8,745.33

Post 4:    1 x 24.5 hours per week in Annandale and Eskdale
£14,205.92 - £15,304.33

Post 5:    1 x 24.5 hours per week in Wigtownshire
£14,205.92 - £15,304.33

‘Supporting you to live your life’   
We are an aging population with people living longer which in turns means there are more older people than ever in our communities that require support and practical help to enable them to stay safely and independently in their own homes.

What do you need?  Only to care – it’s that simple.  

With a person-centred approach, this rewarding opportunity will see you working with people (predominantly over the age of 65) providing individual personalised support in their own homes whilst encouraging them to build upon their abilities. 

Tasks are varied and are likely to include supporting with personal care, assisting with medication, preparation and cooking of meals, together with any other activity appropriate to the individuals needs. 

If you are caring, friendly, positive and cheerful with excellent communication skills and an ability to work with minimum supervision, this could be a very rewarding role for you. We provide more than just a job, we offer fantastic training, guaranteed hours, pension scheme with ongoing support and learning.  Flexibility is essential.

Hours per week: 24.5 on a 7 day rotational basis 7am-2pm and 3pm-10pm

A range of contracts are available in paid blocks of at least 3.5 hours.

A current full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle is essential However, if you have a disability which precludes you from holding a driving licence consideration will be given if alternative transport can be arranged.  

An SVQ level 2 in Social Care or equivalent is desirable but not essential initially as full training will be provided. 

This post is considered as 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 formal offer of employment being made by Dumfries and Galloway Council.                              

For further information please contact:

Tamara McCallie, Area Manager - Central,  for Lower Nithsdale and Dumfries area on 01387 271235 or email: Tamara.Mccallie@dumgal.gov.uk

Fiona Bell, Area Manager - West, for the Stewartry area on 07825114491 or email: Fiona.Bell2@dumgal.gov.uk

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