SLA04753 - Social Care Assistant (days) - DFF

South Lanarkshire Council

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Job Description

Social Work Resources


Canderavon House, 34 Queen Street, Stonehouse McWhirter House, 110 Raploch Street, Larkhall David Walker Gardens, 12 McCallum Ave, Rutherglen McKillop Gardens, Parkhall Street, East Kilbride Meldrum Gardens, 4 Walnut Grove, East Kilbride McClymont House, Gallowhill Road/Smiddy Court, Lanark

Hours: Various hours per week. Shifts to be worked in accordance with a roster including evenings and weekends


Do you have what it takes to be right at the heart of an elderly person's care, providing personal care and support? Could you build a rapport and provide emotional support and friendship?

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.






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.

If you would like to know more about these jobs we are holding a series of open evenings - pop in for a chat. There will be help on hand if you would like to complete an online application on the day.

Recruiting for Canderavon House and McWhirter House - Stonehouse Lifestyles - Tuesday 2 October 2018 from 10am-2pm. Recruiting for David Walker Gardens - Eastfield Lifestyles - Wednesday 3 October 2018 from 10am-2pm. Recruiting for McKillop Gardens and Meldrum Gardens - Murray Owen Centre - Thursday 4 October from 10am-2pm. Recruiting for McClymont House - Harry Smith Complex - Tuesday 9 October 2018 from 5pm-8pm.

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



As part of our approach to good practice and safer recruitment we carry out a number of pre-employment checks for example, Identity, Asylum and Immigration and employment history etc.

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

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.

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.

Please refer to and click on Code of Practice for further information about the disclosure process and best practice.

Applications online

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.

 Closing Date: Tuesday 23 October 2018

Applications must be made online at

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