Trainee Personal Carer - EAD07635

East Dunbartonshire Council

Trainee Personal Carer - EAD07635

£10,001 - £20,000

East Dunbartonshire Council, Townhead, East Dunbartonshire

  • Part time
  • Temporary

Posted 1 week ago, 8 Jul | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: 22-07-2024 (In 3 days)

job Ref: EAD07635

Full Job Description

Job Summary

East Dunbartonshire Council are looking to appoint a trainee personal care assistant as part of a Scottish Government funded work experience programme.

Candidate should have an understanding of a good work ethic. Be willing to work with others as part of a team. Assist in working in households of vulnerable individuals to provide high quality intimate personal care. Enabling practical support for people that assists them to remain in their own homes which supports independence and maximises individual’s potential, delivering care and support to service users in accordance with their care plan whilst protecting them from harm.

Assisting in a range of practical and routine housing support tasks such as preparing fires/ensuring heating or hot water is working, cleaning, laundry, preparing and cooking meals, assist users by feeding were necessary; shopping, collecting pensions, prescriptions, paying bills, purchasing goods on behalf of service users within departmental guidelines, enabling users to maintain contacts in potentially isolating situations

They should have a genuine interest and use this opportunity to gain essential experience. Previous experience is not essential as training will be provided. The preferred candidate will be required to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme.

This is a temporary role for 6 months for those who are parents with dependent children with barriers to employment or unemployed for 12 months or more with barriers to employment. Vacancies conditional dependant on Funding.

PVG / Disclosure Scotland

The following criteria applies to all roles within East Dunbartonshire Council where PVG/Disclosure checks are essential criteria

Where the post you are applying for is considered Regulated Work under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007, successful candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of employment being made by East Dunbartonshire Council.

East Dunbartonshire Council will meet the cost of the check.

Charter of Commitment

The commitment by East Dunbartonshire Council to job applicants is as follows:

  • Individuals will be treated in a polite, friendly and welcoming manner.
  • Equalities monitoring will be conducted to ensure a fair and equitable process with screening being carried out to anonymise sensitive information such as age, gender and disability.
  • The information that we receive will be treated in confidence and with discretion. Only the relevant HR representative/team and the relevant service will see the application form.
  • We will encourage and welcome applications from applicants under the disability symbol. Where the essential criteria are met an interview will be offered to those applying under the disability symbol.
  • We will be pleased to make any reasonable adjustments to ensure accessibility at the interview.
  • We will advise you within reasonable time after the closing date if you have not met the interview criteria. (Normally within 4 weeks)
  • We will advise you of meeting the criteria for interview normally within 3 weeks.
  • We will advise you if you have been successful or unsuccessful at the interview stage as soon as practically possible.