Social Care Officer, Gleneagles Day Opportunities (PKC03513)

Expiring today

Perth and Kinross Council
£15,313 - £17,284 per year
04 Aug 2017
20 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Social Care Officer (PKC03513)
£15,313 - £17,284 (30 hours/week Fixed Term until 31 March 2018)
Gleneagles Day Opportunities, Gleneagles Road, Perth PH2 0AW

This is an exciting opportunity for you to become a  Social Care Officer  within the Gleneagles Day Opportunities team. You will have the opportunity to support and encourage adults with profound multiple learning disabilities, challenging behaviour and complex needs to access and participate in a variety of group activities both within the community and Gleneagles Day Opportunities.

You will have the opportunity to be a key worker maintaining and reviewing personal files, developing and reviewing personal plans to meet specified and future outcomes, record progress and outcomes for individuals risk assessments, co-ordinating and chairing reviews,  and be instrumental in assisting the development of activities in this proactive and forward thinking service.

You will be creative and motivated to support individuals with varying needs to lead as ordinary a life as possible.

You should have experience of working with vulnerable adults, preferably including individuals who have profound multiple learning disabilities, challenging behaviour and complex needs. Duties will also include assisting individuals with personal care and domestic tasks as required.

You should have excellent  communication skills, these to include verbal, non verbal, written, and IT skills.

Driving is a job requirement to be able to carry out a function that is intrinsic to the delivery of the service.

The successful applicant must have held a full UK driving licence for at least two years and be prepared to under take MIDAS driver training, which requires a D1 entitlement.

For further information please contact Elizabeth Johnstone, Manager, 01738 472341.

When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide contact details (preferably e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE. Online facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross.

If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.

This job may have been mainly carried out by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements irrespective of your gender.

See also:
SCO New Role Profile TAS4.docx