Social Care Worker (Perm & Temp)

North Ayrshire Council

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To provide the role of primary care-giver to older people living in a residential care setting, to the National Care Standards established by the Care Inspectorate.


Corporate Responsibilities

To undertake individual role in line with the Council's Strategic Priorities and in compliance with the Council's corporate policies and procedures. To undertake any other reasonably required duties as instructed by Management or someone acting on their behalf, in addition to the role specific tasks & responsibilities detailed below.


Role Specific Tasks & Responsibilities

Work as part of a team delivering care to older people living in a residential care setting. To be aware of and at all times promote the National Care Standards and SSSC codes of Practice. To carry out the role of Key worker to residents and their families, including person centred care planning and meeting the individually assessed needs and wishes of the resident. Carry out the continuous assessment of activities of daily living. Put in place effective person cantered plans and procedures, which identify the needs of the residents and address these needs in an individualised manor. Help older people adapt to change positively. Be involved in the formulation, implementation and planning of reviews for residents taking into account their changing needs, and planning appropriate care plans. Undertake extended personal care tasks as per agreed protocols. Promote service users choice, dignity and independence at all times. Undertake recording, report writing and other appropriate administrative processes. Liaise with other agencies and staff as appropriate regarding resident's needs. Undertake training and professional development. Ability to work to and achieve SVQ level 3 in Social Care Register and comply with the SSSC codes of practice and meet any requirements they may require of you.







Education and Qualifications

Ability to work towards and achieve SVQ level 3 in Social Care SVQ level 3 of HNC in Social Care or equivalent qualification recognised by the SSSC Application Form Interview


Experience of working with older people in a caring capacity Experience of working with older people in a residential setting Application Form References Interview

Specialist Knowledge

Knowledge of the National Care Standards An understanding of the needs of older people and the aging process Knowledge of dementia and how this may impact individuals and the provision of service Application Form Interview Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Skills and Abilities

Verbal and written communication skills Ability to undertake personal care tasks Computer skills Experience of writing person centred care plans Application Form References Interview


Ability to work 4 on 4 off shift pattern Required to undertake Moving and Handling training Required to undertake CALM training Required to join the PVG Scheme for this type of regulated work Required to register with the SSSC Ability to travel throughout North Ayrshire. Application Form Interview Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Staff Values & Behaviours

North Ayrshire Council uses behavioural based approach throughout the recruitment process. Our staff values of Focus, Passion & Inspiration will be explored for this vacancy.

Further information on how to complete behaviour based application form questions is available on the Council's website.





We put our customers first

We understand the bigger picture


Provide excellent customer services Meet and where possible exceed the expectations of internal and external customers. Understand the performance levels and standards required within our own role and strive to achieve and where possible exceed these. Know how the work we do fits into the overall performance of the Council.


We take pride in the jobs we do

We are ambitious for our community

Take ownership of our own actions and performance. Reflect on the work we do and consider how it could be improved. Have a positive impact on the lives of our customers and their communities. Push the boundaries to help our customers and communities realise their potential.


We all look for better ways to deliver our services

We achieve the best results together

Find new ways to deliver improvements, efficiencies and value for money. Embrace change with enthusiasm and creative ideas. Work together and creatively produce the best outcomes for our customers and communities. Plan all activities with the end goal in mind.

PVG (Adults)

This post is considered Regulated Work with 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 protected adults

Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of employment being made by North Ayrshire Council. Please note, successful candidates will be expected to meet the cost of the relevant PVG check (£59 or £18), which will be deducted in instalments from your wages following commencement of employment. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit For further details on North Ayrshire Council's policy please visit


For your information if this post requires references you will be notified of further details if you are successful in gaining an interview. Not providing relevant references when requested may delay the outcome of the interview process

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