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Homecarers (North West)



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Ref ABS013513
Service Housing & Social Work
Based at Various Locations within Aberdeenshire
Salary £9.14 to £9.53 per hour
Hours various per week
Duration  various

For some people the daily living tasks, which many of us take for granted, can become very difficult. That’s why our Homecarers are so vital. They can assist with anything from personal care to assisting with meals to some domestic tasks and general support and guidance.   > You are the kind of person who wants more out of your job. You know that by contributing to your community, you will help other people stay part of it. So naturally, you are very important to us.  

Bring all the right people skills – patience, enthusiasm, punctuality, compassion – and we will offer you the chance of a fulfilling career along with fantastic training opportunities which may lead to qualifications.   Following Homecarers required: Homecarers to work a combination of daytime and evenings on a three week rota pattern. Homecarers to work covering Homecare hours during the day and evenings. With stand-by during daytime and evening on a rota pattern. Homecarers to work evenings 5pm to 10pm and Stand-by during the night on a three week rota pattern.  

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION FORM TO BE KEPT ON FILE UNTIL AN APPROPRIATE VACANCY ARISES THEN WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Please state on your application form which area/s you would prefer to work in and the type of hours you are looking for. Positions available within: Portsoy, Whitehills, Banff, Macduff, Gardenstown, Turriff, Cuminestown and Aberchirder.


This post is regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. An offer of employment by Aberdeenshire Council will be subject to the outcome of this check being satisfactory. The preferred candidate will also be required to provide an Overseas Criminal Records Check from other countries as deemed necessary. An offer of employment by Aberdeenshire will be subject to the outcome of this check being satisfactory.   The majority of posts within Aberdeenshire Council fall into one of the categories as detailed on the Worksmart website - http://worksmart.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/ Our pay and grading scheme along with many of the allowances payable for working outside normal hours are agreed locally between the Council and the recognised Trade Unions.  In April 2014, a new set of pay and conditions will be introduced that will help ensure we are able to offer competitive salaries and conditions of service that are modern, cost effective and simple to administer.  A summary of the current and new pay and conditions can be accessed via this link Summary 

At a national level, there are three negotiating bodies responsible for agreeing annual pay awards and setting those national conditions which are applicable to the staff groups they cover, namely Local Government Employees, Craft Operatives and Chief Officials.  These national conditions include the recognition of continuous service with other public authority bodies and sickness absence provisions, the details of which can be accessed via this link Summary2   Informal Enquiries to: Linda Wood  Tel: 01346519994  

Job Purpose

Home carers are members of a caring team led by the Homecare Supervisor, whose responsibilities are to assist people with disabilities or those who are ill or frail to maintain their ability to live independently in the Community, by providing them with support in their homes. The support given by Home Carers enables the service users to achieve the activities of daily living and maintain their quality of life


Main Tasks

To support service users to undertake:
  • Tasks associated with maintenance of the home
  • Tasks associated with personal care
  • Tasks associated with maintaining health
  • General tasks
  • Communicate effectively with Homecare Supervisor
 

Experience / Qualifications / Personal Qualities

Essential Criteria

  • Awareness of the needs of older people or people with a disability
  • Understanding of the needs and rights of elderly and disabled people
  • Ability to work on own initiative and within service guidelines requirements
  • Ability to build and sustain appropriate professional relationships
  • Ability to travel across Aberdeenshire
  • Communication skills – written and verbal
  • The post involves manual lifting
  • Ability to deal with matters in a confidential manner
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Honest and reliable

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of working in a care setting
  • SVQ 2 or equivalent qualification
  • Ability to work in challenging situations with diplomacy and tact
  • Driving Licence

Informal Enquiries

For further information about this post please contact Linda Wood  Tel: 01346519994  


Closing Date

Closing date for applications is 21 September 2014.


How to Apply

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