Care Assistant (FIF12049)

Fife Council
Posted

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  • Reference: FIF12049

Job Description

Interview Dates: Week commencing 05 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.

Fife Council pays the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate to employees earning less than £8.51 per hour. If the hourly rate of pay for the post is less than the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate a supplement will be paid.

Requirements

Contributing to meeting the personal, social and emotional needs of people with disabilities and their carer’s. Promoting social inclusion by working with people to maximise their personal independence, health and wellbeing to access opportunities in their local communities enabling them to have meaningful lives.

Undertaking a range of personal/physical care tasks which may include assistance with washing, dressing, eating, toileting, administration of medication and any other tasks in accordance with the care plan.

Providing positive support and encouragement for people to make their own choices and decisions in all aspects of their daily lives.

Providing flexible support enabling people to access activities and achieve their personal outcomes.

Contributing to a range of social, recreational and educational activities aimed at providing a stimulating environment through person centred working, fully respecting the wishes and opinions expressed by service users and their carers or advocates and promote independence and social inclusion.


Pushing and pulling of equipment such as hoists, wheelchairs, bathing chairs and use of evacuation equipment in emergencies working within Health and Safety requirements.Linking with other providers, statutory and voluntary agencies, including health, to develop positive working relationships compiling information on other relevant and available community resources.

Actively promoting and ensuring a high standard of care practice in accordance with National Care Standards, ensuring individuals are treated in a respectful and dignified manner at all times.

Contributing to a range of social, recreational and educational activities aimed at providing a stimulating environment through person centred working, fully respecting the wishes and opinions expressed by service users and their carers or advocates and promote independence and social inclusion.

Linking with other providers, statutory and voluntary agencies, including health, to develop positive working relationships compiling information on other relevant and available community resources.

Undertaking the keyworker role - monitoring and ensuring the service user is being offered the opportunities, experience, care and support identified in their care plan.

Undertaking relevant training, taking ownership and being responsible for own continuous professional development, ensuring all required mandatory training and development needs are met within the required timescales.

Organising, Chairing and Attending staff and other relevant meetings, contributing to service development and finalising reports.

Undertaking cleaning and other domestic duties.

The Individual

Must have or be willing to achieve in the first period of registration, the social service and Healthcare SCQF6 SVQ2 or equivalent to meet Scottish Social Services Council Registration.

Experience/awareness of National Care Standards service (Deliver results-See How we work matters framework)

Ability to provide a regular and effective service

Communication skills

Ability to be innovative and creative (Focus on customers)

Ability to work in a flexible way

Ability to engage with service users (Take ownership)

Ability to work with minimal supervision

Organisational skills

Ability to manage and prioritise workload

Experience of making effective decisions

Team working skills (Work together)

Moving & Handling training

Ability to undertake physical tasks e.g. being able to comfortably kneel on beds and floors and able to rise without difficulty

Knowledge of Health and Safety requirements

Ability to demonstrate initiative

Ability to travel throughout Fife

Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Membership through Disclosure Scotland

For further information, please contact: Ann Bell on 03451 555555 ext 473492 Or Email: ann.bell@fife.gov.uk

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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