An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Supported Living Team and we require dynamic individuals who are motivated to support individuals with learning disabilities, additional support needs or ill mental health to promote an independent life as possible in the community.
You will support individuals in their own tenancies with a variety of daily living tasks, and support individuals to access activities in the community as outlined in individual support plans.
You will encourage and assist individuals to undertake all aspects of daily living, including personal care tasks, assisting with meal preparation, supporting with taking medications and you will also be supporting the individual to manage their financial affairs and assist with budgeting and maintaining household utilities etc. You will also support the individual to manage their domestic household tasks.
You will assist individuals in group activities with their peers, in addition you may support individuals to access community based social, leisure and employment related opportunities. Duties will also include undertaking learning and development within the context of the social care setting that meets the criteria of the SSSC registration.
You should have experience of working with vulnerable adults who have learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders and or ill mental health. Experience could be gained from either a work related setting, from voluntary placement or personal experiences.
In addition you should have good communication skills, good IT and computer skills and an awareness of Health & Safety.
You must have or be willing to work towards and obtaining an SVQ2 or SVQ3 in Social Care.
Community working is required to support tenants in their own homes in localities of Perth and Blairgowrie, therefore the person will be flexible and be able to work on their own initiative and know when to seek support from a manger.
You will be able to develop good working relationships with colleagues to achieve positive outcomes for service users’. You will be good at teamworking to ensure that you and your colleagues’ learning and development goals are achieved. Take responsibility for yourself, service users, colleagues and any contractors or others and ensure compliance within all relevant Health & Safety legislation.
Promote and act as a role model for the Council’s values and commitment to equality and diversity.
Promote positive values and anti-discriminatory, non judgemental practise and treat colleagues and customers with dignity and respect in line with SSSC Codes of Practice.
For further information please contact Sharon Sandeman, Eileen Benbow, or Claire O’Connor on 01738 477637
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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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.
A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.
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