Care Assistant/Domestic, Blairgowrie Day Opportunities (PKC06146)
£15,250 – £16,626 (30 hours/week)
Jessie Street, Blairgowrie
A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join this caring and outcome focused team. Blairgowrie Day Opportunities is a building and community based service operating from various venues and locations throughout Perth and Kinross, mainly the Blairgowrie area. The service supports adults with learning disabilities to make the best use of a specialist centre, local services and community facilities allowing individuals to participate in activities and interests promoting independent living. The provision of support ensures individuals are able to participate in activities such as sport, drama, arts, education, training for voluntary work, gardening and life experiences such as independent living skills. The service also promotes community engagement through established links and partnership working.
Responsibilities include ensuring a safe and healthy environment, supporting individuals to access and participate in activities, support with personal care and some domestic/escort duties will also be required. Driving is a job requirement to be able to carry out a function that is intrinsic to the operational needs of the service. There is no entry requirement however you will be required to work towards achieving an SVQ level 2 in Social Services & Healthcare /Health and Social Care or equivalent within the agreed timeframe.
This is a diverse and interesting role which covers a wide variety of activities. You would ideally be suited to the role if you have a genuine interest and commitment to working with adults who have learning disabilities and providing support in a respectful and caring manner. As a Care Assistant you will be working with adults with learning disabilities and older adults, some who may display stressed/distressed behaviour. As a result you will have a great opportunity to demonstrate your ability to be empathetic and to build effective relationships. You will be adaptable to change with a flexible approach to day to day tasks and working locations. You will also be able to respond quickly to situations as they arise. Your use of initiative is a key element of this role, along with team working, communication and ability to process and share accurate information.
For further information about this position, please contact Mark Stratton on 01250 871919.
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