Social Care Officer, Kinnoull Community Day Opportunities, Perth

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Job Description Social Care Officer, Perth PKC10901 £19,692 - £21,585 (30 hours/week) Kinnoull Community Day Opportunities, C/O Gleneagles Day Opportunities, Perth A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a community based Social Care Officer to join...

Job Description

Social Care Officer, Perth PKC10901
£19,692 - £21,585 (30 hours/week)
Kinnoull Community Day Opportunities, C/O Gleneagles Day Opportunities, Perth
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a community based Social Care Officer to join the 'Friends Unlimited Network' team within Perth and Kinross Councils Learning Disability services. The Friends Unlimited Network primarily operates during the evenings and weekends, providing individuals with a learning disability over the age of 16 the opportunity to access their community and build meaningful social connections with their peers.
Based within the Kinnoull Community Day Opportunities team you will be responsible for planning and facilitating group activities for individuals by creating a monthly calendar of events. These groups and activities will support individuals to maintain their personal interests whilst building social networks in the community. The hours of this post are flexible, and you will be responsible for managing your own time each week to cover the planning and facilitation of activities. This will be a mix of daytime working to plan and prepare for activities (Can be office based or home working), and in person facilitation of activities during the evenings and weekends. We will also allocate time for you to work within the Kinnoull Community Day Opportunities team on a weekly basis to support you to maintain social connections within the team.
The Successful candidate should be highly motivated and creative, with great communication skills including verbal, non verbal and written. Good IT and organisational skills are essential for this post. You must be able to work well on your own initiative and be willing to work flexibly including daytime, evening and weekend working. You should have experience of working with vulnerable adults who have learning or physical disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions or other varied needs.

The Individual

A full driving licence and a willingness to drive Perth and Kinross Council vehicles is desirable for this post.
This post does not meet the criteria for sponsorship.
For further information on this post, please contact: Jemma Reid on Tel No. 01738 472345.
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.

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!

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.
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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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