Modern Apprentice (Support Worker)
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- From £17,004 per annum
- Part Time
- Contact: Human Resources
- Reference: ABC10289
- Posted November, 09, 2023 11:15 AM
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...
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.
Location: Aberdeen City Wide
Duration: Part Time (30 Hours per Week), Fixed Term up to 31st December 2023
Due to the nature of the service being predominantly female, the supported people and their families would prefer a female staff member due to the requirement to provide intimate/personal care.
Roles that require PVG Membership
Please note that with effect from 1 April 2023, where a role requires PVG membership, candidates will be required to meet the cost of the PVG membership. This applies only to roles with a full time equivalent salary of £30,000 and above. (Teaching roles and jobs at Grade 12 and above (currently £32,555 per annum / £16.92 per hour)
The Council will pay for the PVG membership cost initially, either £18 for existing PVG scheme members, or £59 for non-members, and this cost will be deducted from an employee’s first FULL month’s salary payment.
The Modern Apprenticeship Programme is targeted at building our workforce of the future and we are committed to increasing the opportunities for young people. Modern Apprenticeships provide an opportunity to gain new skills, knowledge and experience within the workplace, as well as gaining a formal qualification.
Funding for training is available from Skills Development Scotland for applicants aged 16-24 and for disabled and care-experienced applicants up to the age of 29.
Through person-centred care, you will work as part of a team to ensure the day-to-day needs of supported people in our community are met.
This post is encompassed in the Modern Apprentice Programme and post holders will be expected to complete a SVQ Level 2 qualification during their employment.
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
Willingness to join PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) scheme or update
PVG scheme membership (this will form part of the pre-employment checks)
The use of good interpersonal skills
Communicating effectively through written, verbal and non-verbal methods
Using own initiative and self-motivated
Working as part of a team
Following plans accurately
Being organised and with an ability to work to tight and often conflicting deadlines
See Job Profile for further details.
Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.
We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.
We are a Disability Confident Employer. If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact AskHR@aberdeencity.gov.uk.
We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families: email@example.com. We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.
Guaranteed Interview Scheme
We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:
- have a disability
- are care-experienced and aged 16-29
- are aged 16-24 and live in Aberdeen City or have been to an Aberdeen City Council school and are applying for a Modern Apprenticeship (except Trades apprenticeships)
- have done a Foundation Apprenticeship with Aberdeen City Council and are applying for any apprenticeships relevant to the area in which they did their Foundation Apprenticeship
- are New Scots aged 16-24 and are applying for any apprenticeships
Further information can be found at https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/jobs