The successful candidates will also be required to participate in the Oncall out of hours Rota as part of a planned rota system.
Leave entitlement- 27 days annual leave plus 6 public holidays increasing to 35 days plus 6 public holidays after 10 years’ service.
We are looking for experienced staff to join our Supervisory team of Senior Care and Support Workers. Our Senior Care and Support workers engage in direct care delivery whilst also supporting frontline colleagues to develop their knowledge and skills.
Senior Care & Support Workers must have an HNC Care & SVQ3 or working towards it or a professional qualification to meet the requirements of SSSC registration.
The City of Edinburgh Council has 3 city-wide service which supports individuals with Learning Disabilities These are our Housing Support & Care at Home, Day service and Breakthrough Support Services. These are provided from building based hubs and have working buildings based across the city with buildings at Craighall (Ferry Road), Castlecrags (Niddrie Mains) & Firrhill (Colinton Road). These buildings provide the space for the administrative role undertaken as a Senior Care and Support Workers when undertaking admin tasks, team meetings, 1-1 supervision and training/learning & development.
We provide support services for adults with a diagnosis of Learning disability from the age of 16 with no reaching upper age limit who may have varying support needs. This includes people with complex care needs, autism spectrum disorder, mental health needs, behaviour that may challenge, forensic/ offending behaviour, or a combination of these.
We as services are committed to using a Positive Behavioural Support model, which we are currently developing /implementing using the PBS framework with our partners in Health.
The role of the Senior Care and Support Worker is varied. You will lead and manage a team of Care and Support Workers to promote individualised and person-centred support to Service Users within their own homes or within day support or breakthrough services enabling and supporting individuals to meet their physical, social, emotional and well-being needs.
Whilst work within these services can sometimes be demanding, there is no better feeling than when things go well, and you know that your contribution has made a significant improvement the life and wellbeing of a service user and those around them!
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. An unconditional offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.
We’re committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.
Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.
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