Turriff House is a residential care homes for older people. We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated Social Care Officers to join our teams of dedicated, professional staff who provide a high standard of care to our service users.
You will work part time 35 hours per week, on a rota basis which includes evenings, weekends and night duty.
Ideally you will hold an SVQ Level 2 in Care. If you do not hold the qualification you will be required to obtain it given the necessary assistance and training.
You will attend to personal needs of residents. Your duties will include physical tasks for example, helping with personal care tasks, administering medication, assisting residents to eat and other identified needs. Our aim is to create a supportive homely atmosphere where residents can achieve maximum independence but also receive any support they may need. You will also be required to be involved in social activities organised for residents. Shift pattern will include weekend working and night duty.
The duties as set out above include undertaking cleaning and other domestic duties as necessary.
Duties will also involve the provision of personal care encouraging independence, supporting choice and dignity at all times and individual care planning.
You will have proven experience in working with older people, people with dementia or people with physical disabilities.
You will be expected to actively participate as part of a team supporting service users to achieve their potential. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to use your initiative and work confidently in order to ensure service users and resources are fully supported.
You will be self-reliant and have the ability to remain calm in a crisis. You will have knowledge of Health and Safety at Work procedures.
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 be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council within a specified timescale.
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