Social Care Support Worker, 30 Hrs, Burngrange Care Home (387.26) C/D 30/10/16

Vacancy posted: Friday, 14 October 2016

Salary: 15,392 - 17,344
Location: West Calder

Closing date: 30 October 2016
Job ref. no.: WEL01458


30 hours per week, salary pro rata, 14% shift allowance

West LothianCare Homesfor Older People provide care needs for frail older people. We are looking for people interested in working with older people in this environment. A rotational shift system is in operation, which includes weekend working.You should have experience in a social care setting

The key duties of this post are:

To undertake responsibility, jointly with other social care staff, to provide care and support to all service users which respects their individual rights and choice. To provide direct personal care where required in accordance with the service user's individual care plan by, for example: Assisting/supporting with personal hygiene and appearance, i.e. bathing, shaving, nail cutting, attending to laundry Assisting/supporting with dressing/undressing Assisting/supporting mobility Enabling service users to eat and drink Enabling service users to access and use toilet facilities Contributing to the management of service users continence Enabling service users to achieve physical comfort Contributing to the care of the deceased person Enabling service users to maintain contacts in potentially isolating situations, e.g. due to poor mobility, communication problems due to a stroke, assistance with letter writing Administering medication in accordance with Council Guidelines

The skills and experience you must have are:

SVQ II in Health and Social Care or equivalent is essential for the post. Previous care experience is essential

This post is considered 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 a formal offer of employment being made by West Lothian Council.

This position requires registration with the SSSC. The successful candidate will have six months from commencement in this post to register with the SSSC

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