Occupational Therapy Assistant - Bon Accord Care

Aberdeen City Council


£13.67 to £15.57 per hour Part Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: ABC07790

Job Description

"Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for. If you are new to the caring profession you should check to see if it is the career for you by going to http://www.aquestionofcare.org.uk and trying their interactive video challenge".

Location:  Various Locations across Aberdeen

Duration:  Permanent, Full Time & Part Time - 37 / 18.5 hours per week

Job Purpose:
Throughout Aberdeen city you will lead and participate in the provision of a high standard of person centred care and support for service users in a range of accommodation settings, including their own homes. You will contribute to the organisation and development of the team and service to promote good outcomes for service users and their carers.


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme Record (PVG) or willing to become a scheme


The post holder is expected to demonstrate an understanding / experience of:

The Health and Care Sector and the principles of providing care and support

Adult Support and Protection legislation

Health and safety in the workplace

Assessments, reviews and support planning

Supervision Skills

Organisational and Planning Skills

The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

The ability to promote dignity, respect, choice, independent living and work in an anti discriminatory way

The ability to assess, plan and review and maintain and develop clear and accurate records including risk assessments and support plans

The ability to communicate effectively and work in partnership with service users, staff, carers, families and internal/external professionals to achieve improved outcomes for service users

An ability to work as part of a team and provide leadership, supervision, guidance and support to other members of staff

The ability to provide personal care to a range of people with support needs

The ability to work proactively and with limited direct supervision, while at the same time recognising when matters need to be referred to a more senior manager

The ability to work accurately with detailed information specifically around the management and administration of service users’ medication

The ability to meet deadlines

Basic IT skills including the use of smart phones and Ipad’s/Microsoft word

The ability to move and handle both people and objects in a safe manner

The Individual

Please see Job Profile for further details

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