Social Care Officer, Auchterarder

Perth & Kinross Council

Posted

£17,393 to £19,285 per annum Part Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: PKC07919

Job Description

Social Care Officer, Auchterarder  PKC07919
£17,393 - £19,285 (30 hours/week)
Parkdale Care Home, New School Lane, Auchterarder, PH3 1QN
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Parkdale Care Home in Auchterarder, a service for older people providing permanent and respite care. As a Social Care Officer you will have the opportunity to support an amazing range of individuals and put the residents care and wellbeing at the heart of everything you do. Promoting independence, dignity and quality of life at all times in a person centred caring and supportive environment is essential in your role. Duties will also include assisting with daily activities, providing residents with both physical and emotional support and personal care as needed. You will be required to administer medication, assist with developing support plans and carry out reviews to achieve desired outcomes. We operate a 12 hour shift pattern and on a 6 week rota pattern which includes 2 weeks of nightshift. The post does include the addition of a shift allowance.

 

The Individual

We require a truly caring person who can build and maintain a good rapport with the residents and families of those in your care. This is an exciting opportunity for those who enjoy going that extra mile and who are friendly and enthusiastic about caring for others and can lead by example. A genuine interest in the health and wellbeing of vulnerable people is essential. You should have excellent communication skills and appreciate the needs, wishes and aspirations of older people and how best to support them and their carers in the care home setting. You will be able to work in a professional manner at all times, and demonstrate how you can engage with residents, families and colleagues in a supportive and respectful manner. You will be required to register with the SSSC as a Practitioner in a Care Home service, therefore an SVQ 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent is desirable or a willingness to work towards this qualification.
If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy please contact Lynsay Lwanyaga / Coleen McInnes, Care Home Managers on 01764 661366.
When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide current contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your present or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current employer.
Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.
As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.
Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.
A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.
Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

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