To work with and provide care and support to service users with a range of disabilities or frailties who may exhibit a variety of challenging behaviours posing a range of physical and emotional challenges, or require urgent care.
To promote the independence and develop skills for service users.
Provide assistance and guidance/training to service users in all household tasks
Assist service users to manage all areas of finance; bank account, benefits, budgeting
Enable service users to develop social skills and integrate as fully as possible into their Community.
To work in different locations and services within Moray Council
To uphold social work values, to ensure good working practice including understanding and awareness of health and safety
To work positively with other agencies, parents, carers, and other services to ensure a quality provision of care for service users
Develop and contribute to the maintenance of service user records and support plans and act as a key worker when required General Duties
To participate in regular and ongoing training and team meetings relevant to the needs of the service users.
Be aware and follow and Health and safety guidelines at all times.
Experience which would give insight into working with adults with a learning disability, Mental Health or Challenging Behaviour.
Ability to demonstrate a satisfactory level of literacy and numeracy.
Mandatory SSSC registration for new and existing staff.
Willingness to undertake SVQ qualification.
Ability to undertake household skills to a required standard.
Ability to record information accurately
Self confident and self motivated
Active listening and verbal communication skills for effective interaction with service users and staff at all levels
Ability to resolve problems and cope with day to day pressures
Flexible and adaptable.
Ability to work independently and/or as part of an effective team.
Confident approach to challenging situations.
Ability to encourage and enable service users
A positive and supportive attitude to service users.
Effective organisational skills including time management
You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Moray to meet the operational requirements of the service. Due to the rural nature of Moray this is normally undertaken by use of a car/van.
Calm, patient and non-judgemental attitude
Appreciation, acceptance of and a commitment to the importance of confidentiality.
Willing to accept direction/delegation
Must be physically able to undertake a range of movements when carrying out personal care and domestic tasks
Must be able to handle equipment/people in accordance with moving and handling regulations
Flexibility to meet the needs and demands of the service
Closing Date: 22 September 2021
Starting Salary: £19,490 (pro rata)
£10.34 per hour
20 hours per week
For further information contact: Wendy Davidson 01343 563172
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