Care Assistant (Enablement)
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 is an exciting opportunity for an individual who will be required to help support residents to remain independent within aspects of daily living, encouraging residents to be more active in line with national and local strategies. We are looking for someone to share ideas, arrange activities and link between various groups.
You 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 older people you are also comfortable with undertaking personal care tasks and 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.
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. Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. A confirmed offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.
Ideally applicants should hold SVQ 2 in Health and Social Care or agreement to undertake in post within specified period and be registered with the SSSC. Alternatively they should be willing to commit to this training in order to meet the requirements for registration to the Scottish Social Services Council and be registered within 6 months of taking up employment.
This position is designated as a 'Fixed' post as detailed on the Worksmart website - http://worksmart.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/
A minimum of TWO references is required to take up this post, one of which must be your current or most recent employer.
Informal Enquiries to Michelle Riddock - 01467 534819
Job Profile Care Assistant 2009-12-21.pdf
Applying for a job with Aberdeenshire Council.pdf