SLA02995 - Home Care Support Worker

South Lanarkshire Council

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Job Description

Social Work Resources


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East Kilbride Social Work Office, Civic Centre, Andrew Street, East Kilbride, G74 1AB, 17.5 hours, Fixed Term until 30/09/2017

Vacancies have arisen for Home Care Support Workers within one of the largest services delivered by the council. Over 1,000 Home Carers provide essential support to over 2,300 service users to enable them to stay at home.

This post offers excellent opportunities at a time of considerable development within the service. As a Home Care Support Worker you will play a key role in the delivery of community services. You will be assist the Community Support Co-ordinator in scheduling of work by updating IT systems and issuing information to employees and service users as appropriate and other co-ordination tasks. You will assist the Community Support Co-ordinator in monitoring service downtime, providing support to ensure time is utilised appropriately and effectively. You will also provide practical, personal and specialised support to service users within their own homes.

You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to support in providing a high quality home care service. You should have excellent IT skills and be dynamic and creative, with the ability to resolve problems as they arise.

Successful applicants will be required to be flexible in approach and to travel across various locations within South Lanarkshire. You will be required to working evening and weekends if required. This post is currently subject to job evaluation.

The successful candidate should hold a SVQ Level 2 or 3 in Social Care or be willing to work towards gaining these qualifications and gain SSSC registration.

These are temporary positions. Internal candidates are advised prior to making your application, please discuss your potential application with your current Line Manager. In the event that you are being considered for this post, your release to undertake this internal fixed term opportunity would need to be agreed in advance and managed by the service/s or resource/s.


Employment History/Foreign Police Check

Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.

Closing Date: Friday 23 June 2017.

Assessment Centre: candidates successful from short listing will be asked to attend an assessment centre on Thursday 13 July 2017.

Interview Date: candidates successful from assessment centre will be asked to attend an interview on Thursday 27 July 2017 .

This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.

The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal records check provided by Disclosure Scotland.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children and protected adults. 

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 South Lanarkshire Council.

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South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employers and encourage applications from all members of the community. We are committed to the Double Tick Initiative and offer a guaranteed interview to any applicant who considers themselves to be disabled and who meets the competency requirements for the post.

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