An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time Social Care Officer within the Care and Support at Home Service in the West Locality.
The West Locality covers Denny, Bonnybridge, Larbert, Stenhousemuir and the surrounding areas. The post is temporary for a period of two years; however, the service is currently under review and as a result, may be extended.
As a Social Care Officer, you will be responsible for the assessing and planning of outcome-based assessments and reviews of service user needs which are effective in promoting independence, and meeting individuals desired outcomes and aspirations.
You must have the ability to communicate effectively at all levels taking into account the variety of complex, contentious and sensitive situations that occur both internal and external to the organisation. You must have the ability to prioritise your workload and work without constant supervision, and in addition, work under pressure and to strict deadlines.
You will require to commit to a rostered working pattern including weekends and public holidays which consists of 10 days worked over a 14-day period.
The contracted hours of the post are 37 hours per week; but these will be averaged over a 2-week roster period with the current shift times being 9am until 4.54pm (includes 30-minute unpaid break).
You must have the ability to be mobile across the Council area.
If you are the successful candidate for the role of Social Care Officer, you will be working with children and/or vulnerable adults which is considered Regulated Work under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007; therefore you must have PVG membership or undergo a PVG scheme update.
The post will require periods of lone working.
If you would like an informal chat, or to find out further information on what being a Social Care Officer means please contact Lynn Adams, Senior Worker on 07872 820054.
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