Social Care Support Worker, Limecroft Care Home, (395.22), CD 02/07/17

£15,392 - £17,344 per year Pro Rata
17 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

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

You will work as part of a team delivering a high level of support to older people within a care home setting and previous experience. . Induction and training will be provided and you will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to your professional development.

A rotational shift system is in operation which includes weekend working.

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.

Applicants for this post are required to be registered with Scottish Social Services Council (sssc)

West Lothian Council currently applies a living wage supplement to all employees earning less than £8.33 per hour

See also: 395.22 - Social Care Support Worker Limecroft.pdf

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