Support Worker, Eliburn Support Services, (411.19), INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY, CD 28/10/2018

£21,079 - £23,707 per year
13 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications for this post will only be accepted from current employees of West Lothian Council (this includes casual and agency staff who are currently undertaking work for us)

36 hours per week fixed term to 30 September 2019

The Eliburn unit is a social care setting that provides a service to adults who have a learning disability, associated physical disabilities, complex health care needs and life limiting conditions. The service users are vulnerable adults who require the support of members of staff to enable them to enjoy their time at Eliburn, and take part in activities within the local community.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate practical skills, knowledge and understanding in supporting and enabling service users. Providing total 'hands-on care' with their intimate and personal care needs, physical management and mobility, lunches/snacks and drinks as well as in all areas of social wellbeing. Service users also require the support of members of staff with their communication skills including enabling and supporting service users to express their likes, dislikes and wishes.

This role is very demanding and you must be able to physically support service users to access community based and in house activities in a way that ensures service user's experiences are meaningful. The successful candidate will be expected to record information and maintain a degree of paperwork including involvement with care plans.

HNC Social Care/ SVQ 3 is essential for this post.

It is essential that the successful candidate demonstrates:
  • Experience of working with service users who have a profound multiple learning disability and physical disability
  • Experience of working within a team environment
  • Experience of working within a multi disciplinary team
  • A knowledge of safe working practices and risk assessment
  • Experience of the management of medication

The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a PVG check.


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