Social Care Worker


Social Care Worker

Band 4 (£27,598 - £30,019)

NHS HIGHLAND, Golspie, Highland

  • Full time
  • Permanent

Posted 4 days ago, 10 Jul | Get your application in now to be included in the first week's applications.

Closing date: Closing date not specified

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Full Job Description

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

A career opportunity has arisen for suitably experienced Social Care Workers at Seaforth House Care Home in Golspie.

Are you a caring, compassionate and reliable person who is interested in supporting people in your community, if so this is an extremely rewarding role where you will be proud of the difference you make!

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our team, who are able to work on their own initiative and as part of the team. The post holders will be responsible for leading the shift, administration of medication and supporting and guiding other care staff to meet the needs of the residents. You will undertake a key working role within the service so should have knowledge and experience of Support Planning and the reviewing process and Risk Assessing in relation to older people.

The post holder will adopt a person centred approach to deliver a high standard of flexible and responsive care to service users within the care home and will provide support and assistance to service users to enable them to remain as independent as possible promoting their own abilities, independence and skills.

Previous experience in a social care setting is essential and ideally you will hold an SVQ 3 in Social care or as a minimum hold SVQ 2 with a willingness to achieve an SVQ 3 in Social Care to enable registration with the SSSC as a Practitioner in a Care Home Service for Adults.

There are 3 permanent posts available, 1 full-time 37 hours and 2 part-time posts of 18.5 hours each to be worked in accordance with service requirements.

Informal enquiries to: Tina Mitchell, Manager; Tel:  , email: or Marina Brennan, Deputy Manager , e-mail:

Recruitment team can be contacted by e-mail or telephoning .


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NHS Highland is geographically the largest of the 14 regional boards of NHS Scotland, covering an area of 12,500 square miles, across Highland and Argyll & Bute.

As a board we strive to ensure the environment is conducive to nurturing a positive culture, supported and delivered through our NHS and Social Care values.

Care and compassion

Dignity and respect

Openness, honesty and responsibility

Quality and teamwork

NHS Scotland is reducing their full time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay.  This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff.  This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours.  However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period for which you would be paid until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Recruiting Board.