Vacancy posted: Monday, 20 Aug 2012
Grade: Grade 5 £17,118 - £18,745
Hours: 35 hours per week,
Location: Anam Cara, Stoneyholm Road, Kilbirnie, Duration: Until 31-03-2013 initially 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? In order to meet the essential criteria of the post, you will require a good understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers, good time management, presentation, communication and IT skills, and experience of record keeping and report writing. It is essential that you are able to travel independently across the North Ayrshire area.
What will you do?
You will have a SVQ Level II in Social Care or equivalent, experience in working with older people in a caring capacity, knowledge and understanding of the ageing process and have the ability to work evening and weekends as required.
What do you need to bring to the Role?
Job Reference: NAY002891
Closing Date: 03-Sep-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.