This is an exciting opportunity to work within Cowan Court in supporting individuals to receive respite care in a community based setting.
The jobholder would benefit from holding an SVQ2 in Care, Direct Care or equivalent. If the jobholder does not have this qualification they may obtain once in role within 3 years. S/he will be encouraged and assisted to achieve such qualification via in-house training during their normal working day. Registration with the SSSC is expected within 6 months of starting in post.
Jobholder must have basic literacy and numeracy skills to understand written instructions and be able to collect pensions, spend cash when shopping for clients etc. S/he also requires domestic experience of undertaking a range of household tasks and be aware of the roles of other people in the provision of care eg relatives, friends, children other health professionals etc. S/he will need to be able to work without direct supervision and have a responsible and self-reliant approach with the ability to respond to unplanned situations in a calm and flexible manner.
CLOSING DATE: 28th September 2021
INTERVIEW DATE: Week beginning 4th October 2021
Position Title: Care Worker (Housing with Care days) (respite)
Directorate: Health and Social Care
Location: Cowan Court
Contract Status: Fixed Term initially 6 months (secondment opportunity may be available)
Hours of Work: 36 hours
Working Pattern: 3 shifts weekly 12.5 hours
Weeks per year: 52
Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.
Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £21,208.04 per annum.
Regulated Work with Protected Adults
This post is considered Regulated Work with Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with protected adults.
Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Adults. You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you.
For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit www.disclosurescotland.gov.uk
If you have difficulty applying for this post or in accessing attached documentation, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please email [email protected] to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team, stating the post reference number.
Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.
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