Support Worker - Clashieknowe - Bon Accord Care

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...

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: Clashieknowe
Duration: Fixed Term Maternity Cover, Part Time - 30 hours per week

Clashieknowe is an intermediate Care Unit based in the Bridge of Don, Aberdeen. We are registered to support up to 20 Service Users in their own flats. This is a short-term placement whereby we assess, rehabilitate, and enable people to recover from, or adapt to, critical events in their lives which mean that they are no longer able to do the things which they did before. The focus is on enablement and positive approaches to managing their condition so that they can return home or re-locate to a suitable housing option.

We work on a 2-week rota to meet the needs of the service, where you would be working every second weekend. There is a 33% enhancement rate for working after 20:00 and 40% enhancement rate for working Saturdays and Sundays

Job Purpose:

Throughout Aberdeen city you will provide a high standard of person centred care and support for service users in a range of accommodation settings, including their own homes. You will work as part of a team to support carers and to enable service users to maintain and develop their potential and contribute to their social, physical and mental wellbeing

Requirements

The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

Qualification required by SSSC

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

To have registered or undertaken registration with the SSSC where applicable

Responsibilities

The post holder will be expected to demonstrate:

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

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

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 guidance and support to other members of staff 

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 maintain and develop clear and accurate records including risk assessments and care plans

The ability to meet deadlines

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

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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