Vacancy posted: Saturday, 18 Aug 2012
>> You have experience in a caring role in health or social care either in the community or residential setting and an understanding of the person centred approach. As well as a genuine interest in the needs and rights of older people you also need to feel comfortable undertaking personal care tasks.
>> You will be required to provide a quality service to residents, providing support for individuals and their carers/families.
>> 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. The majority of posts within Aberdeenshire Council fall into one of the categories as detailed on the Worksmart website - http://worksmart.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/
Certain terms and conditions of service for this post may change under proposals to implement revised provisions, which the Council is currently consulting and negotiating on.
Informal Enquiries to: Shirley Foulkes, Care Home Manager, Tel: 013398 86888
>> Social Care Officers are key members of the team in the provision of person centred care and emotional and social support of individual residents. A Social Care Officer is expected to take a lead role as a key worker in the development, recording, implementation and review of personal care and support plans in partnership with named individuals as directed by the Management Team. Social Care Officers provide support for individuals and their carers/families through active listening as well as demonstrating a genuine understanding of the rights and needs of older people.
- As key worker for named individuals, take responsibility for maintaining and updating of personal care plans, using both verbal and written recording reporting systems
- Assisting and/or enabling individuals to carry out; intimate personal care tasks, activities of daily living, as well as providing support in meeting social, spiritual and emotional needs
- To carry out and other general housekeeping duties as requested by the Management Team
Job Reference: ABS013980
Closing Date: 30-Aug-2012