Relief Support Worker

Aberdeen City Council
10 Oct 2016
24 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 this link  and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for.     

Location: Various
Duration: Casual/Relief

To deliver a Statutory Social Work Service by working as part of a team. Guidance and supervision will be provided to create an environment where each service user is enabled to maintain and develop their 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:

SVQ level III in Social Care (or willingness to achieve within 2 years)
Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme Record (PVG) or willing to become registered

The post holder will be expected to:

Work at weekends
Work to a shift pattern as required
Work at alternative locations as required
Adhere to SSSC codes of practice, Council Policy and Procedures and relevant Legislation
Take responsibility for shift planning and team working
Mentor and support new staff/students
Lone work


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

Good practice; recognising the support needs of people with learning disabilities; specifically promoting dignity, respect and promotion of independent living and exhibit unconditional positive regard
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with service users’, staff, carers and internal/external professionals to achieve improved outcomes for service users
Ability to provide guidance and support
Attention to detail; specifically around the administration of service users’ medication, financial responsibilities, including the ability to produce high quality written reports
The ability to operate as a member of a team and take responsibility for the environment and the safety of service users in the absence of the senior members of staff
The ability to attend and participate in staff meetings, supervision, performance review and development and to participate in developing team plans
The ability to work in partnership with families
Ability to meet deadlines

The Individual

Please see the job profile for further details.

See also:
2. Job Profile.doc