Location: South Aberdeenshire areas
This is an exciting opportunity to join the responder team and support the virtual community ward model with a rapid intervention element to care for individuals in their home environment, preventing hospital admission or readmissions to acute care.
Your responsibilities will involve close collaboration with the local health and social care teams, communicating and working together to proactively identify vulnerable people, preventing crises and acute interventions whenever possible.
If you are passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of others and are ready to embark on a fulfilling career as a Responder, we invite you to apply. Join us in creating a supportive and caring community for those who value the comfort and familiarity of their own homes.
We are looking to fill in 4 x 18 hour and 4 x 24 hour vacancies across South Aberdeenshire.
The ARCH Home Care Responder’s provide an on-call service (including out of hours) to residents in Aberdeenshire. The main priorities of the ARCH team are to provide a Home Care service in response to unplanned or urgent care needs. The Home Care Responders can provide a planned short-term intervention service to avoid Hospital admission and step in to provide support and assistance avoiding Delayed Discharge for those returning home from Hospital. Rota cover may also be required to support main stream Home Care where there is no other available alternative.
ARCH Responders have flexible work bases within Hospitals, Care Homes and Very Sheltered Housing Complexes in their local area. These bases are not fixed and Home Care Responders will be expected to work flexibly between these bases, depending on where the need is.
For more information visit: http://jobs.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/arch
As an employer, Aberdeenshire Council will provide and fund all required training including facilitation and attainment of an SVQ2 qualification. You will also be provided with your work uniform and all personal protective equipment required to undertake the role safely and effectively.
So, if you are a caring, patient, compassionate, and adaptable individual who understands and respects the rights of other people, we would like to hear from you.
This role will involve shift working on a rota basis (day shifts / evening shifts and night shifts available)
A driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential for this role and you will be expected to drive a manual Aberdeenshire Council fleet vehicle.
Informal Enquiries to: Elaine Walters – 01467536410
There is a responsibility for the post holder to demonstrate a commitment to quality service delivery through continuous improvement for the benefit of the Service and the organisation.
This post is regulated work with Children and/or Protected Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. A confirmed offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.
This post will require you to have obtained SSSC Registration within 6 months of employment.
You must hold a current valid driving licence and access to a car.
This post has a minimum requirement of two references, one of these must be your current or most recent employer.
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