Homecarer (Out of Hours)Vacancy posted: Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Salary: £9,778 - £10,196
Closing date: 24 October 2016
Job ref. no.: ABS07357
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.
An excitingopportunity has arisen for enthusiastic people to be part of the expansion of Aberdeenshire Council's Home Care Out of Hours Service. We are looking for people available torespond to situations in the community. Supported by an Out of Hours Care Team Coordinator, you will be required to respond to situations in thecommunity. The work is varied and interesting with the job satisfaction that comes from being part of a vital service in the community, meeting the needs of the vulnerable people.
Evening work (17:00 - 22:00 hrs)will be carried out by two Home Carers working as part of a team,responding to planned and unplanned calls. You will have the use of transport provided by Aberdeenshire Council as a means of travel between service users and be responsible for the securityand safe keeping ofbuildings and equipment.
Contracts available:20 hours, North WestAberdeenshire
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/
Informal Enquiries to: Trish Hopwood, Home Care Manager, tel: 07881668367
This post has a minimum requirement of tworeferences.One of these must be your current or most recent employer.Requirements
Home carers are members of a caring team led by the Homecare Supervisor, whose responsibilities are to assist people with disabilities or those who are ill or frail to maintain their ability to live independently in the Community, by providing them with support in their homes. The support given by Home Carers enables the service users to achieve the activities of daily living and maintain their quality of life.
Evening and night work will be carried out by two Home Carers working as part of a team.Responsibilities
To support service users to undertake:Tasks associated with maintenance of the home Tasks associated with personal care Tasks associated with maintaining health General tasks Communicate effectively with Care Team Co-ordinator To respond to planned and unplanned calls outwith office hours To usetransport provided by Aberdeenshire Council as a means of travel between service users Receive and provide a comprehensive handover report to the Out of Our Home Care Supervisor Ensure H&S procedures are adhered to regarding moving and use of any equipment Ensure that buildings are left secure and otherwise manage the safe keeping of equipment and a council vehicle
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