Modern Apprentice Care Assistant (FIF05324)Vacancy posted: Friday, 30 September 2016
Salary: £8,419 - £13,666
Closing date: 23 October 2016
Job ref. no.: FIF05324
Contract Type: Temporary for 2 Years
Work Pattern: 35 Hours Per Week
Interview Date: Week Commencing Monday 24 October 2016
Fife Council is committed to creating employment and training opportunities for the young people of Fife. These modern apprenticeship roles funded through the Workforce Youth Investment programme are just part of this commitment.
A Modern Apprenticeship is a work-based training programme that leads to an industry approved qualification. The training can be both on and off-the-job, which means Modern Apprentices (MAs) learn the right mix of skills, abilities and knowledge.
A Modern Apprentice Care Assistant will be expected to work within a care team attending to the personal, social, recreational and emotional needs of adults with a range of disabilities within shared or individual living situation.
Fife Council pays the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate to employees earning less than £8.33 per hour. If the hourly rate of pay for the post is less than the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate a supplement will be paid.Requirements
These vacancies are restricted to applicants who currently live in Fife. You must also be aged between 16 and 24 as at the 1st October 2016.
You should have a minimum 3 Standard Grades at general level 3/4, to include English and Maths OR 3 Intermediate 1's, to include Maths and English OR equivalent Core Skills at SCQF level 4 OR 3 National 4s, to include English and Maths.
Previous experience can be considered as equivalent see SCQF Framework www.scqf.org.uk/framework-diagram
Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Membership through Disclosure Scotland.Responsibilities
With appropriate supervision and guidance will be expected to undertake a range of physical care tasks e.g. assisting with eating/drinking, continence and dressing, moving and handling of service users. Consult with service users in order to provide a range of social and recreational activities to meet people's individual needs and assist/support individuals to participate in activities. Undertake domestic duties as required.
About Fife Council
We employ 20,000 people to provide 900 different services to 360,000 people and, we have one of the highest overall customer satisfaction ratings for a Council in the UK. The services we provide range from education, social work, housing, and community services to transportation, looking after the environment and developing the economy.
We are a large organisation and have a wide range of job roles from teachers, social care workers, community education workers, and planners, to support roles, like accountancy, IT and HR, not to mention communications and marketing, and law.
We operate the Positive about Disabled People scheme, commonly known as the 'double tick scheme', as we are committed to employing and supporting disabled people and offer a guaranteed interview to any applicant who considers him/herself to be disabled and who meets the minimum essential criteria for the post.
If you're looking for a real career challenge, you'll find it here in Fife!
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