SLA08137 - Home Carer

South Lanarkshire Council

Posted

£11.12 to £11.29 per hour Full Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: SLA08137

Job Description

Are you able to support people in their community to live as independently as possible?

Are you the type of person who wants more from their job?

Are you looking for a career that makes a real difference to people’s lives?

Are you committed to doing the best you can for people you support?

The Care at Home Service operates seven days a week with a focus on helping people remain as independent as possible in their own home. The role of the team is to focus on Reablement/Rapid Response; complex and palliative care. As a Home Carer in South Lanarkshire you will work alongside a team of professionals within the Health and Social Care Partnership. You will provide support to people in their own home, to assist them to build upon their skills and abilities, to allow them to continue to live independently.

A number of flexible opportunities exist for people wishing to work in a challenging and rewarding environment. We are looking for people of all ages, male and female to become home carers. The care at home service is often there to facilitate people coming home from hospital faster to reduce the number of days they spend in hospital. They are also there to respond to people in the community who become unwell. In the past, these people would end up in hospital and we need to respond with additional support with the help of health colleagues to support them at home and prevent their admission to hospital.

There is a responsibility for the post holder to demonstrate a commitment to quality service delivery through continuous improvement for the benefit of the Service and the Organisation.

Requirements

Post available across:-  Rutherglen/Cambuslang/Clydesdale/Hamilton/East Kilbride

There are a range of flexible shift patterns available over the roster which includes evenings and weekends and will be required to work a shift pattern which could be 7 days over 14 on a set pattern.

Additional increments for working unsocial hours will also apply.

There are a variety of hours available - more details will be discussed at each locality.

South Lanarkshire Council will provide and fund all required training including induction and support to achieve an SVQ2 qualification in Social Care. You will also be provided with your work uniform and personal protective equipment, which includes an electronic hand held device (mobile telephone) which you will use to undertake the role safely and effectively. So, if you are a caring, patient, compassionate and adaptable individual who understands and respects the rights of other people, we would like to hear from you.

It is important to us that you feel valued and that this will reflect on the care you provide to people. As an employee of South Lanarkshire Council you will benefit from excellent terms and conditions of employment.  This role will require flexible evening and weekend working.

Responsibilities

Please apply online - All correspondence will be via your email address registered with myjobscotland

Equal Opportunities and Armed Forces Community Covenant

South Lanarkshire Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages applications from all members of the community.   As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum behaviour requirements for the position.

South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant.  Veterans are guaranteed an interview who meet the minimum requirements for the position.

As part of our approach to good practice and safer recruitment we carry out a number of pre-employment checks for example, Identity, Asylum and Immigration and employment history.

Foreign Police Check

Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.

Legislative Information

This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.

Regulated Work with Protected Adults

This post is considered Regulated Work with Protected Adults and Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007.  Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with protected adults or vulnerable children. 

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 South Lanarkshire Council.

Please refer to http://www.disclosurescotland.co.uk ;for further information about the disclosure process and best practice.

You will be promoting service users rights and choices.  For more information please visit:-

https://www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/info/200278/working_for_us/1752/social_care

https://www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/info/200227/care_for_the_elderly/1009/home_care_service

https://www.slhscp.org.uk/

http://www.newcarestandards.scot/

The Individual

This post will require you to have obtained SSSC Registration within 6 months of employment.

As an employee of the Council, you would also receive a wide range of benefits including:

  • Enrolment in award winning local government pension scheme
  • Up to 32 days annual leave
  • Public holiday entitlement (up to 10 days)
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Family friendly policies - flexible working and leave, maternity/paternity leave, enhanced leave
  • Employee Discounts – including discounts at the cinema
  • Range of benefits to support you (Cycle to Work Scheme, Physiotherapy, Employee Assistance Program which offers practical and emotional support)

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