Are you able support people in their community to live as independently as possible?
Are you committed to doing the best you can for people you support?
This post offers excellent opportunities at a time of considerable development, As a Social Work Assistant (Assessment and Review) within the Care at Home Team, you will have responsibility for undertaking community care assessments in line with Self-Directed Support and Carer legislation. The post will play a key role in the delivery of community services within the East Kilbride Locality and will involve assessing service users’ needs and monitoring and reviewing care within agreed timescales.
You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team, under the supervision of Care at Home Team Leaders and provide support to deliver the Council’s statutory duties in relation to care management activity.
You should be able to demonstrate excellent organisational, IT and communication skills. Successful applicants will be required to be flexible in approach and have the ability to travel across the locality.
An HND or SVQ in Social Care, or equivalent, is desirable
Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.
Delivering a FairerFuture –Under the Council’s positive action programme, applications for this post are particularly encouraged from male applicants.
This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.
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.
Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by South Lanarkshire Council.
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South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employers and encourage applications from all members of the community. As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position.
South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant. Veterans are guaranteed an interview where their previous employer was the armed forces and who meet the minimum requirements for the position.
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