Day Service Officers (6 posts) - Port Seton Resource Centre/ Tynebank Resource Centre

East Lothian Council

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  • Reference: EAL03292

Vacancy Information

It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale.

Salary £20494 - £22410 per annum (£11.23-£12.28 per hour) unqualified
£23340 - £25512 per annum (£12.79 -£13.98 per hour) qualified

6 temporary posts available until March 2020

Vacancy 1 - based at Port Seton Resource Centre, full time, 35 hours per week, Mon-Fri
Vacancy 2, 3, 4, 5 - based at Tynebank Resource Centre, full time, 35 hour per week, Mon-Fri
Vacancy 6 - based at Tynebank Resource Centre, part time, 21 hours per week

To start ASAP

You will be asked to indicate which post(s) you would like to be considered for when you complete the application form.

Within East Lothian, we provide day opportunities for adults with physical and learning disabilities across three sites, Fisherrow (Musselburgh), Port Seton and Tynebank in Haddington.

The day services support service users to engage in structured and outcome focused activities within the centres as well as engaging with the community to develop new skills and opportunities.

Candidates must be experienced in identifying and meeting the needs of these service user groups and have previous experience of working with behaviour that may be of a challenge would be of benefit. We are looking for experienced and enthusiastic individuals who are highly motivated and will be able to deliver high quality support to meet personal outcomes. You will be expected to work flexibly as part of a team, covering all Resource Centres as and when required.

The service operates Monday to Friday between the hours of 830 -1600 Monday to Thursday and 0830-1400 Friday, however working hours vary between the resource centres.

Job Details

To deliver high quality Day Services which meet the assessed needs of individual service users, promoting independence and enhancing East Lothian’s role as a provider of learning disability day services, in accordance with the values and principles of the National Care Standards, and within the policies and procedures of the Council.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Related Documents') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job. You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form.

You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to reach the interview stage. In cases where the majority of applicants meet all the essential criteria, the desirable criteria will be used to form a final short-leet.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Essential for Qualified rate of pay:
HNC in Social Care and SVQ3 or equivalent and be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through previous experience.

Essential for Unqualified rate of pay:
Good general standard of education, eg. SVQ2 Level 2/Highers (including English) and be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through previous experience.

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Additional Information

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