Senior Support Worker

Expiring today

Aberdeen City Council
£23,588 - £26,936 per year
12 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 this link  and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for.     

Location: Balnagask Court
Duration: Full Time, Fixed Term for up to 52 weeks

Job Purpose:
To deliver a statutory social work service by working as part of a team and by supporting and deputising for the Team Leader. Creating an environment where each service user is enabled to maintain and develop their maximum potential and to contribute to the service users’ social, physical and mental wellbeing and promote active citizenship in a holistic way.


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:
HNC pre 2005 or
HNC Social Care (HNC G7ME15 and Practice assessed through completion of 3 SVQ units, SVQ III Health and Social Care units DK4R04; DK4K04; DK5704) or
SVQ 3 and/or HNC in Social Care or a relevant subject related to the field or willing to attain within a specified period OR
Any other combination of relevant qualifications in accordance with the SSSC registration requirements to the standard of a supervisor in a Care Home, plus
SSSC Registration
Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme Record (PVG)
PDA in Supervision within agreed timescales


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:
The ability to assess and communicate effectively both orally and in writing with service users, staff and other stakeholders to achieve improved outcomes for service users
The ability to produce high quality written reports
Ability to plan and manage the work of other staff; effectively motivate, supervise staff, providing guidance and support including effective induction
Ability to manage priorities and deadlines
Operate as a member of a team and take responsibility for the health and the safety of service users and team in their environment in conjunction with the Group Manager
Ability to challenge poor practice
The ability to support and develop staff to advocate on behalf of service users with professionals and appropriate agencies
Organising, chairing, taking part in regular meetings

The Individual

Please see the Job Profile for further details.

See also:
2. Job Profile.doc