A candidate should have minimum experience in the field of social care in any setting. Be passionate about working with other people and vulnerable adults who require support within their own home environment. Be flexible, compassionate, open-minded and capable to work without direct supervision. Full training will be given.
The Jobholder must have a SVQ level II in Social Care and have practical experience working in a supportive role with clients delivering Individual Care Plans. They need to be able to work without direct supervision and have a mature and self-reliant approach with the ability to respond to unplanned situations in a calm and flexible manner.
CLOSING DATE 11/10/2020
INTERVIEW DATE 19/10/2020
Position Title: Care Support Worker X20
Position Number: Various
Directorate: Health and Social Care
Location: Various Locations in Midlothian
Contract Status: Fixed Term for 6 months from start date
Hours of Work: full and part time (21 or 36 hours)
Working Pattern: 4 days on 4 days off
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 £22,504.19 per annum or 21 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum salary for this position is £13,127.44 per annum.
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 PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Protected 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 call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team, stating the post reference number.
Should your application proceed to interview you will be required to complete Midlothian Council’s strengths assessment prior to attending the interview. The assessment must be completed once only within a 12 month period. Details of how to complete this assessment will be provided to you at that time. Please note failure to complete this assessment will result in your application being rejected. If you do not match the strengths required for the post your application will be withdrawn.
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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