Social Care Support Worker x 2, 444.91 - WEL05027

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Company: by West Lothian Council
Category: Community and Social Service Occupations
Published on 2021-07-31 06:07:38


2 Posts - 28.8 hrs, 21.6 hrs - + 14% shift allowance

The closing date for this post is provisionally set at 2 August 2021. West Lothian Council reserve the right to close this post early depending on applicant response levels

We are keen to employ a diverse workforce that reflects the people of Scotland. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and particularly from groups currently under-represented, including people with disabilities, those from minority ethnic communities or from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds

West Lothian Care Homes for Older People provide care needs for frail older people. We are looking for people interested in working with older people in this environment. A rotational shift system is in operation, which includes weekend working. You should have experience in a social care setting

The key duties of this post are:

  • To undertake responsibility, jointly with other social care staff, to provide care and support to all service users which respects their individual rights and choice.
  • To provide direct personal care where required in accordance with the service user’s individual care plan by, for example:
  • Assisting/supporting with personal hygiene and appearance, i.e. bathing, shaving, nail cutting, attending to laundry
  • Assisting/supporting with dressing/undressing
  • Assisting/supporting mobility
  • Enabling service users to eat and drink
  • Enabling service users to access and use toilet facilities
  • Contributing to the management of service users continence
  • Enabling service users to achieve physical comfort
  • Contributing to the care of the deceased person
  • Enabling service users to maintain contacts in potentially isolating situations, e.g. due to poor mobility, communication problems due to a stroke, assistance with letter writing
  • Administering medication in accordance with Council Guidelines
  • The skills and experience you must have are:

  • SVQ II in Health and Social Care or equivalent is essential for the post.
  • Previous care experience is essential
  • This position requires registration with the SSSC. The successful candidate will have six months from commencement in this post to register with the SSSC.

    This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by West Lothian Council.

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