Care Co-Ordinator

Vacancy posted: Thursday, 13 October 2016

Salary: 19,162 - 22,914
Location: Dumfries

Closing date: 24 October 2016
Job ref. no.: DGA01718


Care Co-ordinator (13/1456)
£19,162 - £20,647/£22,914

You will be required to work 30 hours per week (days to be negotiated), 52 weeks per year.

This is a time of significant change for the Social Work Service in Dumfries and Galloway. There are real opportunities to contribute to service delivery and development, within both single and multi-agency settings within this post.

Currently based within the Health and Social Care Hub at Nithbank, Dumfries, you will be a member of a busy social work team, mainly working with older adults, and their families/carers, within Dumfries and Lower Nithsdale.

Your primary responsibility will be to work in partnership with the person and formulate or help facilitate support/care provision. This will be in conjunction with service users' families where appropriate, and alongside colleagues from other agencies and disciplines in the community.

You will need to be able to work under your own initiative and prioritise accordingly as well as being an integral member of a busy adult team. You will preferably have a knowledge base that encompasses aspects of social care for adults with priority needs, and their support plan solutions will involve a Personalised Approach in line with departmental policy, good practice and impending legislative requirements of the Social Care (Self Directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013. You will also be expected to practice using protective legislation, in particular the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act in addition to NHS & Community Care legislation.

Experience of working in a health or social services setting is essential and a good working knowledge of the Frameworki system is desirable. An SVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care or working towards this is essential and an SVQ Level 4 in Health and Social Care is desirable. Experience of assessment and care management is desirable. You must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

You will receive regular supervision and support from the Senior Social Worker and training opportunities as they arise in addition to ongoing support from team colleagues.

A current driving licence is an essential requirement of this post. However, if you have a disability which precludes you from holding a driving licence consideration will be given if alternative transport can be arranged.

This post is considered as Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG scheme update check prior to formal offer of employment being made by Dumfries and Galloway Council.

Applicants who have been resident outside the UK within the last 5 years, if offered a position, in addition to a Disclosure Scotland Check, will be required to provide a completed police record check from the police authority in the country or countries in which they were resident.

Salary placing is dependent on experience and qualifications.

Informal enquiries to Sheila Hutcheson, Senior Social Worker or Janet McDougall, Team Manager on 01387 273600 or by e-mail:

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About Dumfries and Galloway Council

Dumfries and Galloway is the third largest region in Scotland. It covers 2,380 square miles and has an estimated population of 148,060 - that's around 60 people a square mile compared with the Scottish average of 168.

Our Council has a clear vision:

"to make Dumfries and Galloway the best place in Scotland to live, learn, work, visit and grow."

It also has a set of values that underpin all its work. These are:
• Customer First
• Continuous improvement
• Equality and diversity
• Local decision making and service delivery
• Openness and communication
• Team work and partnership
• Trust and honesty
They work to achieve that by delivering the actions in the Community Plan for Dumfries and Galloway the Corporate Plan for the Council and the Single Outcome Agreement with the Scottish Government.

The Council delivers its services through five departments with a staff of just under 8000 people. Also included within the Council are the Police and Fire and Rescue Service.

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