Community Care Assistant – PKC10888
£28,831 – £31,740
Breadalbane Community Campus, Aberfeldy
As Community Care Assistant, you will contribute to assessment, risk assessment, personal outcome and recovery focussed care planning and review, and will be directly involved in the delivery of support to adults with mild to moderate mental health needs living in rural towns and villages.
As Community Care Assistant, you will plan, organise and manage the delivery of support in line with policy, procedure and best practice. The support offered will be short term and recovery focussed, and will encourage the development of self-management skills to support service users to move on from, or live better with, the symptoms of mental ill health. Support can be delivered on an individual or small group basis.
The Community Care Assistant role within the Wellbeing Support Team requires qualification to SVQ3/HNC in Health and Social Care level, and some previous experience in mental health support work.
This post will be based in Aberfeldy but the post holder may be asked to work across other areas of rural Perthshire in line with service needs.
You must have a valid UK driving licence as this post requires you to travel to a variety of locations across Perth and Kinross.
The successful post holder will demonstrate good written, IT and verbal communication skills, and demonstrate skills in assessment, care planning and review processes.
You must have a genuine interest in working with people in a recovery focussed way to improve their mental health and wellbeing. You will be able to demonstrate skills in group-work facilitation.
If this sounds like a role where you could share your relevant experience and make a positive difference, then we would like to hear from you.
If you would like any further information please contact Bridget Barker, Wellbeing Support Team Coordinator on 01738 476263 or 07884 235519.
When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.
Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.
As part of our safer recruitment measures, any offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of mandatory checks including eligibility to work in the UK, Disclosure Scotland or PVG, qualifications, references, and fitness to undertake the post. This may also include an Overseas Criminal Records Check if you have spent time living overseas.
A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.
Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.
Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.
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