Care Practitioner (Temporary)

North Ayrshire Council
04 Aug 2017
21 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Role Profile

Temporary until 31st March 2018


Anam Cara is a Dementia Respite Unit offering flexible residential breaks for up to 14 adults with a diagnosis/probable diagnosis of Dementia Care Practitioner duties will include personal care, assessment, care planning and review, activity co-ordination for Anam cara guests and training of care assistants.  To work as part of a team of staff to ensure guest's and carer's needs are met. To promote person centred care plans and liaise with all other multi-disciplinary colleagues


Corporate Responsibilities

  • To undertake individual role in line with the Council's Strategic Priorities and in compliance with the Council's corporate policies and procedures.
  • To undertake any other reasonably required duties as instructed by Management or someone acting on their behalf, in addition to the role specific tasks & responsibilities detailed below.

Role Specific Tasks & Responsibilities

  • To work as part of a team to ensure service user needs are met through Person Centred Care Planning
  • Requirement is to work 12 hour shifts, 15 shifts over a 5 week period to include day shift and night shift
  • To use the keyworker system in the admission of guests and support of carers
  • To carry out continuous assessment care planning and review of activities and daily living tasks
  • To meet and maintain your registration requirements of the SSSC
  • To work in compliance with National Care Standards
  • To comply with NAHSCP policies and procedures
  • To undertake appropriate training and train care assistants in best practice   
  • To undertake any other duties as directed by the Manager 







Education and Qualifications

  • SVQ 3 in Social Care or equivalent health qualification
  • SSSC Registration process or health equivalent  
  • Evidence of self development
  • Dementia Specific Training or Qualification    
  • Application Form
  • Interview


  • Previous experience of working with people with Dementia
  • Assessment Care Planning Review experience     
  • Inter-agency working
  • Person Centred approach to care
  • Working with Carers
  • Administration of medication    
  • Application Form
  • References
  • Interview

Specialist Knowledge

  • Knowledge of Dementia and associated health needs
  • Knowledge and understanding of National Care Standards   
  • Knowledge of Best Practice for Dementia Care
  • Promoting Excellence skilled level Dementia Practise
  • Application Form
  • Interview
  • Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • IT skills 
  • Leadership skills
  • Report writing skills  
  • Problem solving skills   
  • Application Form
  • References
  • Interview


  • Must be articulate and of smart appearance
  • Flexible and responsive to guest and carer's needs 
  • Must be able to work rotational 12 hour shifts including weekends
  • Must be fit enough for CALMs and M&H training  
  • Person centred approach to delivery of care    
  • Application Form
  • Interview
  • Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Staff Values & Behaviours

North Ayrshire Council uses behavioural based approach throughout the recruitment process. Our staff values of Focus, Passion & Inspiration will be explored for this vacancy.

Further information on how to complete behaviour based application form questions is available on the Council's website.




We put our customers first

We understand the bigger picture


  • Provide excellent customer services
  • Meet and where possible exceed the expectations of internal and external customers.
  • Understand the performance levels and standards required within our own role and strive to achieve and where possible exceed these.
  • Know how the work we do fits into the overall performance of the Council.


We take pride in the jobs we do

We are ambitious for our community

  • Take ownership of our own actions and performance.
  • Reflect on the work we do and consider how it could be improved.
  • Have a positive impact on the lives of our customers and their communities.
  • Push the boundaries to help our customers and communities realise their potential.


We all look for better ways to deliver our services

We achieve the best results together

  • Find new ways to deliver improvements, efficiencies and value for money.
  • Embrace change with enthusiasm and creative ideas.
  • Work together and creatively produce the best outcomes for our customers and communities.
  • Plan all activities with the end goal in mind.

PVG (Adults)

This post is considered Regulated Work with Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with protected adults

Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of employment being made by North Ayrshire Council. Please note, successful candidates will be expected to meet the cost of the relevant PVG check (£59 or £18), which will be deducted in instalments from your wages following commencement of employment. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit For further details on North Ayrshire Council's policy please visit


For your information if this post requires references you will be notified of further details if you are successful in gaining an interview. Not providing relevant references when requested may delay the outcome of the interview process