Social Care Officer

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Job Description Based in Mackinnon Centre, you will work part time, 30 or 35 hours per week. Please indicate your preference on application form. If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, please contact Julie...

Job Description

Based in Mackinnon Centre, you will work part time, 30 or 35 hours per week. Please indicate your preference on application form. If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, please contact Julie Mcfawns on 01382 431970 or email julie.mcfawns@dundeecity.gov.uk

Requirements

You will have 3 National 4s or equivalent. You will have a SVQ Level 2 in Care, or the ability to obtain this.

Responsibilities

You will be expected to actively participate as part of a team supporting service users to achieve their personal outcomes. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to use your initiative and work confidently in order to ensure service users are fully supported. Duties will also involve the provision of personal care, encouraging independence and administering medication and supporting choice and dignity at all times. This range of duties is aimed at creating a supportive and relaxed atmosphere where service users can achieve maximum independence. You will also be required to work in other parts of the service if required, including older peoples care homes and day services.

The Individual

You will have experience in the caring field and experience of moving and handling. You will have good communication skills both written and verbal, have proven ability to work as part of a team, be flexible and use your initiative. You will be required to do shift and weekend work, be available to work at short notice, be able to work away from home at night. You will be required to register with SSSC within specified timescale. This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by Dundee City Council.

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