Relief Social Care Assistant

Vacancy posted: Friday, 14 October 2016

Salary: 17,100 - 19,253
Location: Alloa

Closing date: 27 October 2016
Job ref. no.: CLA00619

Job Description

Social Services
Relief Social Care Assistant
Relief - hours as and when required
Salary / Grade 4 £17,100 - £19,256

A Social Care Assistant will work as part of a bigger team of staff to provide a quality care service to service users whilst maintaining their dignity and respect.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

o Set high standards when contributing to a range of social, recreational and educational activities to provide a stimulating environment for older people.
o Assist with care tasks, such as:
- Maintenance of fluid balance charts
- Assistance with feeding and specialist diets
- Emptying and changing of catheter bags
- Assistance to empty and change stoma bags
- Application of eye or ear drops
- Change of dry dressings
- Elements of skin care (Apply cream)
- Specialist Assistance with bathing and showering
o Attend to the emotional and spiritual needs of service user
o Support Social Care Workers/Practitioners who operate a key worker system ensuring care plans are followed.
o Some administration of medication under supervision
o Actively follow standards of care practice within the unit
o Operate within the framework of service policies and procedures i.e. health and safety, ISO and infection control
o Attend staff meetings/case conferences or training as required to actively contribute to service development.
o Responsibility for the cleaning of and daily checks to plant and equipment in accordance with health and safety guidelines.
o Attends to calls on the homes pager system promptly to ensure the security and comfort of service users and colleagues and report any problems as soon as they occur.

This post is considered regulated work with protected adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. You 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 Clackmannanshire Council. The cost of this check will be deducted from your salary.

Should you have difficulty in accessing the documents and wish to request a paper application pack along with an application form please call 01259 452244 (24 hrs) and leave your details along with the reference number of the post.

Please note that if you are selected for interview you will be notified by e-mail.

Closing Date: Thursday 27th October 2016

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About Clackmannanshire Council

Clackmannanshire Council is one of 32 Scottish unitary local authorities, serving a community of over 48,000 citizens in central Scotland. We share our borders with our neighbours in Stirling, Falkirk, Fife and Perth & Kinross.

We've already achieved a lot - our work with economic development partners has already led to some dramatic transformations in the area. And while the industries that the area once relied on have declined in recent years, new business accommodation is attracting a growing numbers of new firms. Clackmannanshire's central location and ever improving transport links mean that Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth and Stirling are in easy reach.

There's a lot going on here, and a lot of opportunities we're determined to realise. It will be a lot of hard work, but we know that the rewards will be worth it. We're committed to realising our area's potential and to delivering all we can to the people of Clackmannanshire. If you share our vision, you could be part of the next chapter of our success story.

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