Vacancy posted: Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012
Grade: Grade 5 £17,118 - £18,745
Hours: 35 hours per week
Location: Stronach Day Service, Brodick, Isle of Arran.
Vetting by Disclosure Scotland
This post is considered Regulated Work with Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with protected adults.
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 North Ayrshire Council. Please note: Successful candidates will be expected to meet the cost of the relevant PVG check (£59 or £18), which will be deducted from your wages following the commencement of employment. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit www.disclosurescotland.co.uk
What is the Role? To provide services to older people in a day centre setting, ensuring a safe and stimulating environment that promotes rehabilitation ensuring service users are enabled to remain in their own homes.
What will you do?
You will promote a therapeutic environment that promotes rehabilitation and meets the assessed needs of the individual, and promote personalised and planned day services based on individual needs including social, physical and psychological needs. You will also be involved in the safe transportation of service users in and out of the service.
What do you need to bring to the Role?
You must have experience in working with people in a caring capacity, have the ability to articulate the needs of older people, and have knowledge and understanding of the ageing process and dementia. You must also be able to relate well to older people and advocate on their behalf, as well as working as part of a team.
Job Reference: NAY002659
Closing Date: 25-Jun-2012
About North Ayrshire Council
Home to 138,000 people, North Ayrshire covers an area of 340 square miles and includes the islands of Arran, Great Cumbrae and Little Cumbrae. Our dramatic coastal scenery, rolling hills and long sandy beaches make for a fantastic place for you and your family and friends to visit. Why work for us? If you think working for your local council is about sweeping roads and collecting Council Tax then think again. There's no such thing as a 'typical' job with us - just countless opportunities to make a real difference to North Ayrshire. From inspecting restaurants to caring for the local environment, North Ayrshire Council employees are hard at work making North Ayrshire the best it can be. Day in, day out, we’re responsible for delivering a huge variety of services to around 138,000 people. Working for North Ayrshire Council provides a career that’s challenging and rewarding. We’ll support your professional progression and development all the way.