Modern Apprentice - Homecarer (Fixed Term)

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Aberdeenshire Council
12 Sep 2017
26 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for young people to work within the community as a Modern Apprentice within Home Care. We are looking for young people who have a genuine interest in delivering a service to clients within the community, enabling them to live as independently as possible. We have 2,500 clients whom we assist with daily living tasks such as personal care, medication, meals, sitter service, and re-ablement. We work closely with other services to ensure that clients receive a holistic assessment of their needs. This includes care management, occupational therapy and physiotherapists working with health professionals i.e. nurses and doctors.

The successful candidates will be mentored by experienced home carers and have the full support of the Care Team Coordinator and Home Care Manager; they will also complete SVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care with the full support of their mentor.

Both the initial training and the work experience gained will pave the way for progression through a career in the care field. This Modern Apprentice programme is open to candidates aged 16-19. Academic achievement to Scottish National Level 4 or 5 or equivalent is essential.

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.

The majority of posts within Aberdeenshire Council fall into one of the categories as detailed on the Worksmart website -

For more information about Homecare visit

Aberdeenshire Council currently applies a Living Wage Supplement to all Council employees earning less than £8.51 per hour.

Duration: For a period not exceeding 12 months.

Interviews are expected to take place on 06/10/2017. 

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

Informal Enquires to: Elaine Walters, Homecare Manager - 01467 536410.

See also:
Applying for a job with Aberdeenshire Council.pdf
Job Profile Modern Apprentice (Home Care) 2015-02-24.pdf