Social Care Officer, HART – PKC06769
£20,872 – £23,143
Blairgowrie Cottage Hospital, Perth Road, Blairgowrie PH10 6EE
A great opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic individual who can demonstrate they have experience of providing comprehensive support to vulnerable service users. You will join a team of staff who are skilled and experienced in delivering care and crisis intervention to vulnerable service users across Perth and Kinross. You will have excellent observational skills and the ability to prioritise and support the delivery of a crisis response service to allow people to stay in their own home for longer. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to work effectively within a team and demonstrate a commitment and an ability to contribute to service provision and ongoing developments. The role will allow and require you to demonstrate your experience of multi-disciplinary working and be committed to working closely with colleagues from other disciplines. In this role you will be part of a developing service and support Locality Integrated Care. This will involve working with health and social care teams to provide intensive short term support within peoples homes.
It is essential that you have excellent listening, oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to work as part of a team and you must have a driving licence. You must also have the ability to maintain confidentiality, work co-operatively with other professionals, families and carers and be able to work on your own initiative. This role will be ideal for you if you are enthusiastic, motivated and able to cope with demanding work. We expect you to be reliable and have a flexible approach together with a positive, responsible and caring attitude. This will be a demanding post that will allow you to demonstrate your flexibility and showcase your proactive approach that can respond to the changing needs of individuals. We can offer you a wide range of opportunities for your continuous professional development and it is essential that you have or be willing to obtain SVQ 2 in Social Care, or equivalent Qualification. We provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work/life balance.
For further information about this position, please contact Jenny Hughes [email protected].
When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide up to date e-mail addresses for two referees, one should be your current 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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