Social Care Officer, Supported Living Team
30 Hours per Week
£17,393 – £19,285
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a social care officer to join our new innovative Overnight Responder Service. As this post involves Night shift working, enhancements on the hourly rate are payable.
As we know TEC is capable of providing an effective solution to meet demands on health and social care services and help address the challenge of delivering care and support to those with Complex Needs (primarily learning disabilities and autism) in communities. The future delivery of social care lies in a partnership between person centred one to one support and a creative and bespoke technology enabled care packages.
As a social care officer, you be part of the newly developed remote responder service across Perth and Kinross, the initial focus will be within Perth City but broadening out to the rural localities in Perth & Kinross. The Overnight Responder staff member would work alongside our existing housing support service who will support with triage, you will also have the opportunity to provide planned support / response virtually whilst working in partnership with the Community Alarm and Telecare Service and commissioned providers within Perth and Kinross.
Technology is bespoke to each individual and their support requirements, it is inclusive of a range of sensors which track movement/activity, alerting staff if unusual patterns are identified, in some cases triggering a responder visit, a HUB which provides two-way communication as and when required as part of triage, both routinely and in crisis situations, the technology is adaptable and can be individualised to for example monitor elements of an individual’s health.
As a social care officer within the remote responder service you will be based from our housing support service in Perth and work alongside the existing waking night resource and supplement it in terms of additional members of staff. It will be your role as responder to ensure speedy, efficient and appropriate responses are carried out to all requests. The role can be fast paced and requires experienced individuals who can think on their feet. The role also requires a level of IT and admin skills.
The role will be on a wakened nightshift basis and will involve responding to-
Technology alerts and alarm activations
Planned / unplanned virtual responses
Personal Care Requests
Safeguarding the individual’s welfare and well being
Supports after a fall.
The successful candidate will be enthusiastic and motivated, have a keen interest and willingness to deliver care and support to those with Complex Needs (primarily learning disabilities and autism) in communities.
You will be expected to support individuals through a response to technology alerts and alarm activations, this will include planned and unplanned virtual response as per support plans, you will also be expected to provide direct support to individuals across a variety of tasks inclusive of personal care, emergency support, technical support, and supports after a fall. This may also include moving and handling and administering medications.
It is essential that you have good communication skills and the ability to build relationships and communicate at varying levels with individuals, colleagues and other professional.
Due to the response and lone working elements of this role it is essential that you drive and a geographical knowledge of communities in Perth would be desirable.
You will have the ability to use your initiative and make decisions, whilst also being a good team player and knowing when to seek further advice from a manager.
Take responsibility for yourself, customers/ service users, contractors and others and ensure compliance with all relevant Health & Safety legislation.
Promote and act as a role model for the Council’s values and commitment to equality and diversity. In addition promote positive values and anti-discriminatory, non judgemental practise and treat colleagues and customers with dignity and respect in line with the Employee Code of Conduct and SSSC Codes of Conduct.
For further information please contact Shona Thompson on Tel No 07833139571.
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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As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.
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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