Based in one of our older peoples’ residential homes, you will work part time, 30 hours per week.
You will have SVQ Level 2 Care or the ability to undertake and achieve this.
You will attend to the personal needs of clients. The duties will include physical tasks for example, helping with personal care tasks and other identified needs. Our aim is to create a supportive homely atmosphere where clients can achieve maximum independence but also receive any support they may need.
Duties will include assuming key worker status, completion of care plans, organising reviews, and carrying out any identified duties required to meet the personalised care needs of our residents.
You will also be required to be involved in social activities organised for residents, administer medications (training provided). Shift work, weekend working and periodic rotation on to night duty will be required. The duties as set out above include undertaking cleaning and other domestic duties as necessary.
You will have proven experience of working with older people, people with dementia or people with physical disabilities; work or life. You will have good written and verbal communication skills, a professional attitude and a flexible/adaptable caring approach to work.
You will have the ability to work both as team member and to work alone. You will able to use your own initiative.
You will have good assessment skills and be enthusiastic about working with older people. You will have the ability to work various shift patterns including evenings, weekends and periodic rotation onto nights. There will be a requirement for further study/training.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The 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 Dundee City Council.
You will have the ability to register with SSSC within a specified timescale.
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