Care & Support Worker

Aberdeenshire Council
£8,067 - £8,411 per year
16 Sep 2016
26 Sep 2016
Contract Type
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.

Provide care and support to service users within a very sheltered housing facility.
This role requires flexible, day or night 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.

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.  Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. A confirmed offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

This post has a minimum requirement of two references, one of these must be your current or most recent employer.

Informal enquiries to Fiona Massie 01330820208


• Assist in offering a sensitive, efficient, caring and supportive service in line with service aims, values, policies and procedures.
• Assist in the creation, maintenance, monitoring and evaluation of personal plans.
• Provide flexible support to enable service users to live independently, gain confidence and maintain social networks by supporting them by meeting the needs identified in their personal plan.
• Assist and support the individual using a person centred approach, (to the extent identified by the individual support / care plan) based on the following principles as per National Care Standards Dignity, safety, choice, privacy, equality, diversity and potential.
• Provide stimulating and appropriate activities to enable service users to lead a fulfilled lifestyle by encouraging them to retain and learn new skills.
• Use of approaches to manage behaviours that challenge in care settings.

The Individual

• Academic achievement to Scottish National Level 4 or 5, Standard Grades or equivalent transferable experience and skills
• Ability to undertake mandatory Health and Safety training for example
People and Object handling, Crisis and Limitation Management (CALM)
• Experience of working with older people either in residential or community setting
• Awareness of the person centred approach and the needs and rights of
older people
• Awareness of the importance of integrity, confidentiality, diplomacy and tact
• Comfortable with undertaking intimate personal care
• Customer focused with excellent organisational, interpersonal and
communication skills
• Ability to work on own initiative, working unsupervised and within a team
• Capacity to cope with demanding work, both from a physical and
emotional perspective


• SVQ level 2 in Social Care
• Understanding of service provision
• Knowledge of Health and Safety in the workplace
• Interests / hobbies that could be shared with older people

See also:
Job Profile Care & Support Worker 2008-03-26.pdf
Applying for a job with Aberdeenshire Council.pdf