- Sector: Social Services, Housing and Childcare
- Specialism: Adult Care, Adult Social Work, Child Care
- Location: Livingston
- £21,079 to £23,707 per annum, Band E
- Hours: Full Time
- Contact: Please see description
- Reference: WEL02954
Social care practitioner, 36 hours per week, 14% shift allowance
Purpose of the Job
To provide for the personal care, support and emotional needs of older people requiring residential care.
To contribute to the care plans of individual residents and have responsibility for meeting the residents assessed needs.
To provide a service compatible with professional social work practice and within the policies, procedures and standards set by the Service.
Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge
SVQ III or equivalent qualification is essential, HNC is desirable.
An understanding of the specific needs of older people.
Experience of group work and activity development for those with Dementia
Understanding of the ageing process
A rotational shift system is in operation which includes weekend working.
This post is considered Regulated work with children and/or protected Adults under the vulnerable groups (PVG) 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)
Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk