In this exciting and rewarding role as a Social Care Officer, you will contribute to the operation of the Community Alarm and Telecare Service.
You will have the opportunity to be part of a team that provides peace of mind for individuals and their families through a 24-hour response service. In addition help vulnerable service users in the community and to stay at home independently, and prevent admission to hospital or full time care.
You will be responsible for working across our Alarm Receiving Centre and Response Team, answering and responding to calls for the most vulnerable citizens in the Perth and Kinross area. You will be able to identify their needs, which are often complex, and provide an appropriate response to ensure their safety.
A degree of technical knowledge and understanding of IT systems would be desirable as you will be required to install Telecare equipment and input information on to the systems that we use.
You should have experience of working with vulnerable service users in a community setting and carrying out personal care to a high standard.
Training will be provided.
Good listening, oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to work as part of a team are essential.
You must also have the ability to maintain confidentiality, work co-operatively with other professionals, families and carers, be a good problem solver and be able to work on your own initiative.
You should be enthusiastic, motivated and able to cope with demanding work. A reliable and flexible approach to work together with a positive, responsible and caring attitude are also essential.
Due to the geographical are of Perth and Kinross, it is essential that you have a full driving licence .
You must have or be willing to work towards and obtain SVQ 2 in Social Care.
The shift pattern is variable and includes weekend and night work.
For further information, contact Susan McInally, Manager, Community Alarm/Telecare Team on 01738 459570.
When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide current contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your present or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current employer.
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As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.
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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