Care Assistant (MR03598)

The Moray Council

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  • Reference: MOR03598

Job Description

To act as a member of the staff team to provide care and support to individuals using the day service.


To enable service user to participate in a wide range of therapeutic and social activities
To uphold social work values and to ensure good working practice with regard to health and safety
To promote the independence of service users
To work positively with other agencies and services to ensure the highest level of care
Contribute to the maintenance of service user records
General Duties
Health and Safety

The Individual

Experience that would give you insight into issues relating to working with adults with a learning disability.
Effective and proven literacy and numeracy skills
Willingness to undertake further SVQ training if required.
Effective practical skills.
Active listening and observational skills to enable development and maintenance of care plans.
Ability to show empathy.
Self-confident and self-motivated
A strong value base.
Ability to form positive relationships with service users and other agencies involved in the provision of care.
Ability to record information accurately
Sensitivity and understanding of discriminatory issues.
Knowledge and working practice in line with SSSC Codes of Practice and be able to evidence understanding of/application in a relevant work setting.
Ability to work as part of a team and contribute to service development.
Ability to use own initiative/when required.
Appreciation, acceptance of and commitment to the importance of confidentiality
Able to understand and communicate clearly using the English language.
Willingness to accept direction/delegation
Ability to carry out duties that involve a significant amount of moving and handling, using hoists and other lifting aids in conjunction with moving and handling regulations.
Ability to support service users with physical activities, e.g. swimming.

Closing Date: 25 January 2019
Starting Salary: £18,124 (Pro Rata)
£9.42 per hour
32.25 hours per week

Proposed Interview Date: 12 February 2019

For further information contact: Caroline Robertson, Day Service Coordinator 01542 832272

Applications must be made online at

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