Social Care Officer (Homelessness)

Vacancy posted: Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Salary: 18,239 - 22,813
Location: Arbroath

Closing date: 13 December 2013
Job ref. no.: ANG003061

Please note: This vacancy is no longer advertised.

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Job Description

18,239 - 22,813 (Bar at 19,959)

Based at Guthrie Hill, Arbroath, covering the Angus area, working 36.25 hours per week, to meet the needs of the service, which includes weekends and may include some evenings, you will provide support to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.


You must have excellent oral and written communication skills, knowledge of assessment and care planning and knowledge and understanding of the needs of homeless people. You must have experience of working within a community setting and sensitivity and understanding in dealing with vulnerable people, families and dependent children. A flexible approach to work in order to meet the changing needs of the service and the ability to meet deadlines and work unsupervised, as part of a team and on your own initiative are essential. You must also be able to liaise with other professionals and carers and work co-operatively with colleagues and other agencies, including health services and voluntary organisations. A willingness to undertake training is also essential.

An SVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care or equivalent, recognised by the SSSC for Housing Support Workers, is desirable.
A full, current driving licence and access to a vehicle are essential. You must have the ability to become a member of the PVG Scheme.

For Further Information

Please contact Fiona Ferguson on (01241) 432410. Please click here for information on how to fill in your application form and how we will deal with it.

About Angus Council

Angus Council wishes to create strong secure communities, an enterprising workforce, and sustainable development over the range of public services for which it has responsibility. We are a customer and citizen focused organisation and work to deliver accessible, effective and efficient services for the county's 108,400 population. The council plays a lead role in enhancing the quality of life for all Angus residents by promoting: Active citizenship. Opportunities for all. Developments that last. A dynamic economy. Lifelong learning. Healthy, safe and caring communities. Quality in our environment.

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