Home Carer (FIF12015)

Fife Council

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  • Reference: FIF12015

Job Description

Working Pattern: 30 hours a week 7 on 3 off, 7 on 4 off (Backshift)

Working Location: Based at Cupar County Buildings but working in St Andrews area

Interview Date: Week commencing 5 November 2018

The job pack for this vacancy is attached at the bottom of the page. It provides more detailed information about the job and the type of person we are looking for.

All employees are expected to display and promote certain behaviours in the workplace. Our ‘How We Work Matters’ behaviour framework contains more information and is available via this link.

Before applying, it is important that you read the ‘Candidate Information’ by clicking on this link. The main Terms and Conditions and employment are available via the same link.


Working on a ‘one-to-one’ basis with people who have a wide range of care needs, in their own homes.

Providing support and personal care for service users and their carers in accordance with an assessed need using professional, sensitive, flexible methods and skills, all in accordance with National Care Standards.

Creating a supportive atmosphere where service users can achieve maximum independence.

Ensuring that the maintenance of a positive approach to service users’ capabilities and upholding the best practices and aims of care in all work settings.

Pushing and pulling of equipment such as hoists, wheelchairs and bathing chairs is an integral part of the post.

Assisting service users to get up or go to bed.

Preparing breakfasts, teas, light meals and snacks.

Carrying out limited domestic duties such as vacuuming, laundry.

Recording service user information factually in individual care plans.

Supporting service users at times of distress, anxiety and confusion.

Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme membership through Disclosure Scotland and become a member of the relevant PVG scheme.



The Individual

Social Services and Healthcare SCQF6 SVQ2 or equivalent to meet Scottish Social Services Council registration.

If you are eligible to apply to register with the SSSC and you do not currently hold all the required qualifications, you can still be granted registration subject to the condition that you must achieve the required qualifications within your first period of registration.

Ability to provide a regular and effective service (Deliver results - See ‘How We Work Matters’ Framework)

Ability to work with minimal supervision

Non-judgemental and caring skills (Focus on customers)

Knowledge of National Care Standards

Team working skills (Work together)

Knowledge of Health and Safety

Ability to undertake the physical requirements associated with the job

Knowledge of following instructions in a safe and responsible manner (Embrace technology and information)

Knowledge of issues affecting vulnerable people (Take ownership)

For further information, please contact: Lynnette Gillespie - 03451 555 555 + ext 445605 or Lynnette.Gillespie@fife.gov.uk

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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