SLA03808- Social Care Assistant - DFF

South Lanarkshire Council

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Job Description

Social Work Resources

Location: McKillop Gardens, Parkhall Street, East Kilbride, G74 4JT

Hours: 18.5 per week - shifts to be worked in accordance with a roster including evenings and weekends

Within South Lanarkshire Council we are committed to providing a high quality service to people in our community and are seeking enthusiastic people who are flexible, willing to undertake delegated tasks as part of a team. You should be committed to promoting service users independence, rights, choice, individuality and be available to work one of our shift rosters.

The successful candidate will ideally hold a SVQ in Social Care Level 2 or 3 or a HNC in Social Care or be willing to work towards gaining these qualifications. In addition, candidates are required to be registered with SSSC or in the process of registration. Registration will be required within 6 months of commencing employment.

If you are interested in a role within care you should try SSSC resource called 'A Question of Care' which will help you think about the type of work involved and give you feedback on your responses to typical situations faced in working life. You can access the resource at

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 16 February 2018.

Interview Dates: TBC.


Delivering a Fairer Future – Under the Council’s positive action programme, applications for this post are particularly encouraged from male applicants.

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 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 a formal offer of employment being made by South Lanarkshire Council.

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Applications online
As the application process has changed, we recommend you familiarise yourself with the revised format and content of the form by clicking on the following link to access the applicant user guide. Please click here 

South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employees and encourage applications from all members of the community. As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position.


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