Care Assistant

Aberdeenshire Council
£14,178 - £14,784 per year
30 Sep 2016
21 Oct 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.


This post, based at Can Do Recycling Centre and part of the Robertson Road Resource Centre requires a good all-round person with handyman/woman skills, bicycle and machinery maintenance enjoys being hands on with practical tasks and helping individuals with general day-to-day activities of the CanDo project.  Call Martina Hickey-Laing or Heather Renton for more information about this opportunity. 01346 515 292

You will also have experience in a caring role in health or social care and have a good general education. With the ability to understand the needs and rights of adults with disabilities. You are also comfortable with undertaking personal care tasks and supporting people in groups or on a 1 to 1 basis both in the community and in day service projects. You will have a sensitive and caring approach. Show good verbal communication skills and ability to work as part of a team.

Enthusiastic, motivated and able to cope with demanding work you have a positive, responsible and caring attitude. Manual lifting may be involved.

Ideally applicants should hold SVQ 2 in Health and Social Care. Alternatively they should be willing to commit to this training in order to meet the future requirements for registration to the Scottish Social Services Council.

This post has a minimum requirement of 2 references. One of these must be your current or most recent employer.

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.

Interviews expected to be held on 25 October 2016

Informal Enquires to: Martina Hickey-Laing - 01346 515 292


Support the provision of care by attending to the needs and rights of older individuals within a caring environment.
This role may require flexible, evening 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.

• Assist individuals to carry out intimate personal care tasks, general day-to-day activities, and providing support in meeting social, spiritual and emotional needs
• Contribute to the maintenance and updating of personal care plans, using both verbal and written recording systems
• Carry out general housekeeping duties as required by the management team
• Use of approaches to manage behaviours that challenge in care settings

See also:
Job Profile Care Assistant 2009-12-21.pdf
Applying for a job with Aberdeenshire Council.pdf