Social Care Officer - 3 Posts, Parkdale Care Home, Auchterarder

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Job Description Social Care Officers - PKC10875 £23,631 - £25,903 (2 x 36 Hours per week posts) £15,754 - £17,268 (1 x 24 Hours per week post) Parkdale Care Home, Auchterarder An exciting opportunity has...

Job Description

Social Care Officers - PKC10875
£23,631 - £25,903 (2 x 36 Hours per week posts)
£15,754 - £17,268 (1 x 24 Hours per week post)
Parkdale Care Home, Auchterarder

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Social Care Officers to work within Parkdale Care Home, a service for older people providing permanent and respite care.

As a Social Care Officer you will have the opportunity to 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.

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. This can be flexible and negotiated at interview stage. The post may include a shift allowance.



The Individual

We require a truly caring people with a good sense of humour who can build and maintain a good rapport with the residents and their 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.

The successful candidates should have excellent communication skills and appreciate the needs, wishes and aspirations of older people and how best to support them and their carer's in the care home setting. 

There are no entry requirements in terms of qualifications.  However, you are required and will be supported to work towards SVQ in Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF level 7 (was SVQ3).

You will be required to register with the SSSC as a Practitioner in a Care Home service, this will need to be done within 6 months of any start date.

If you would like any more information regarding these vacancies please contact Lynsay Lwanyaga, Care Home Manager on 01764 661366.

When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees.  One should be your current or most recent 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.

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.

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. 

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.

At PKC our values and behaviours influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer.  In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours.  Find out more about PKC and you could soon be joining our team!

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What we can do for you

If you are successful in a role with Perth & Kinross Council, you will have access to a range of benefits to help your physical, mental and financial wellbeing.

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