Homecarers (Garioch and Formartine)

Recruiter
Aberdeenshire Council
Location
Scotland
Posted
28 Sep 2016
Closes
09 Oct 2016
Ref
ABS01146
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time


Job Description

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on the attachments below. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for.

For some people the daily living tasks, which many of us take for granted, can become very difficult. That’s why our Homecarers are so vital. They can assist with anything from personal care to assisting with meals to some domestic tasks and general support and guidance.

You are the kind of person who wants more out of your job. You know that by contributing to your community, you will help other people stay part of it. So naturally, you are very important to us.

Bring all the right people skills – patience, enthusiasm, punctuality, compassion – and we will offer you the chance of a fulfilling career along with fantastic training opportunities which may lead to qualifications.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION FORM TO BE KEPT ON FILE UNTIL AN APPROPRIATE VACANCY ARISES THEN WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU! Please call our Contact Centre on tel: 03456 081208 if you would prefer to fill out a paper application form. If you wish your paper application to be considered, please return your completed application to Recruitment (address on application form) within two weeks of the date of registration with the Contact Centre. Please state on your application form which area/s you would prefer to work in and the type of hours you are looking for.

Contracts available include: 18 hours and 24 hours
We are also seeking to create a bank of Relief Staff to further enhance our home care service. These hours will be worked based on your availability and on an as required basis. 
Areas available: Garioch (Inverurie, Kemnay, Kintore, Westhill, Blackburn, Newmachar, Insch) and Formartine  (Ellon, Methlick, Tarves, Pitmedden, Newburgh, Balmedie, Potterton, Oldmeldrum, Rothienorman, Fyvie, Turriff). 

This post is regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. An offer of employment by Aberdeenshire Council will be subject to the outcome of this check being satisfactory. The preferred candidate will also be required to provide an Overseas Criminal Records Check from other countries as deemed necessary. An offer of employment by Aberdeenshire will be subject to the outcome of this check being satisfactory.

This post has a minimum requirement of 2 references. One of these must be your current or most recent employer.

Informal Enquiries to: Morag Harris, Home Care Manager Central, tel: 01467 628622.



Requirements

Provide care and support to service users and their families within their own homes to manage aspects of daily living, allowing service users to live independently, and promoting their rights, autonomy and choices.

This role will require flexible, evening and weekend working.

There is a responsibility for the post holder to demonstrate a commitment to quality service delivery through continuous improvement for the benefit of the Service and the organisation.



Responsibilities
  • Assist and support the service user in a person centred approach to undertake the activities of daily living to help maintain their quality of life and remain at home as per the outcomes and goals identified in their personal plans and in adherence to National Care Standards
  • Provide or assist with intimate personal care when required
  • Follow procedural guidelines and complete appropriate recording documentation in required formats
  • Contribute information in review of service users and updated personal plans
  • Work closely with other professionals and informal carers in order to achieve optimum independence for individual users
  • Use hand held device in order to access work schedules and record hours worked
  • Report accurate and relevant information to appropriate person to assist with the quality of service provision


The Individual

Essential

  • Academic achievement to Scottish National Level 4 or 5, Standard Grades or equivalent transferable experience and skills
  • Current valid driving licence
  • Ability to work on own initiative and within service required guidelines
  • Ability to build and sustain appropriate professional relationships within the team and family members
  • Ability to communicate clearly to service users and other professionals using a range of communication methods
  • Understanding of the needs and rights of older people and people with disabilities
  • Ability to cope with demanding work from both a physical and emotional perspective
  • Ability to exercise discretion in dealing with confidential and or sensitive matters

Desirable

  • SVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care or agreement to undertake in post within specified period
  • Willing to commit to training in order to achieve SSSC Registration
  • Experience of working in a care setting
  • Ability to work in challenging situations with diplomacy and tact
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety standards in the workplace


See also:
Applying for a job with Aberdeenshire Council.docx
Job Profile Home Carer 2009-11-30.pdf