Social Care Support Worker x 1, Whitdale Care Home (409.15) C/D 26/08/18

West Lothian Council

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  • Reference: WEL02806


Post 1 - 35 hrs per week, Permanent +14% shift allowance

The closing date for this post is provisionally set at 26 August 2018. West Lothian Council reserve the right to close this post early depending on applicant response levels

You will work as part of a team delivering a high level of support to older people within a care home setting and pevious experience. . Induction and training will be provided and you will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to your professional development.

A rotational shift system is in operation which includes weekend working.

The key duties of this post are:

To undertake responsibility, jointly with other social care staff, to provide care and support to all service users which respects their individual rights and choice. To provide direct personal care where required in accordance with the service user’s individual care plan by, for example: Assisting/supporting with personal hygiene and appearance, i.e. bathing, shaving, nail cutting, attending to laundry Assisting/supporting with dressing/undressing Assisting/supporting mobility Enabling service users to eat and drink Enabling service users to access and use toilet facilities Contributing to the management of service users continence Enabling service users to achieve physical comfort Contributing to the care of the deceased person Enabling service users to maintain contacts in potentially isolating situations, e.g. due to poor mobility, communication problems due to a stroke, assistance with letter writing Administering medication in accordance with Council Guidelines

The skills and experience you must have are:

SVQ II in Health and Social Care or equivalent is essential for the post. Previous care experience is essential

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. 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 West Lothian Council.

Applicants for this post are required to be registered with Scottish Social Services Council (sssc)

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