Social Care Officer – PKC08995
£13,822 – £15,317 (18.5 Hours per week)
Woodlea Cottage, Perth
Woodlea Cottage (Short Breaks Service), is a Perth and Kinross Local Authority service that provides day and overnight short breaks to children and young people who have complex disabilities, and their families.
A rare opportunity has arisen for a part-time 18.5 hours per week Social Care Officer (Night Worker).
This job is graded at Job Families: Care and Learning Level 6 and has a good rate of pay enhanced by an unsocial hours allowance. You will also have the option to join the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme.
The role will include undertaking a range of responsibilities to ensure individual support and care plans are delivered in a way that meets the needs of service users.
Your main duties will be shared with a small team of professionals providing high quality care and support to individuals and groups of children.
The client group are aged between 5 and 18, and have complex, non-routine support needs due to disability. Your role is a varied one, which includes attending to children and young peoples night time routines and care needs of as they arise during the night, attending to intimate personal care needs, and administering prescribed medicines including rescue medication. In addition, there are routine tasks that need completed during the night which include laundering, disinfection of toys and spaces, and basic administration tasks on computer. A genuine interest in improving outcomes for children with complex disabilities is essential.
Your work must meet the Health and Social Care Standards and the Scottish Social Services Council, Codes of Practice for Employees. Your employer will meet the Codes of Practice for Employers.
As a professional child carer, you will reflect on the quality of your work with a supervisor during regular supervision and annual review meetings.
You will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council as a Residential Childcare Worker and must meet any qualification requirement within timescales set by the Scottish Social Services Council.
This is a permanent, part-time post. You will be salaried at 18.5 hours per week, which is across two night shifts from 22:00 to 07:15. Shifts are planned well in advance. There will be opportunities to work additional nightshifts to cover leave.
Ideally you should have an SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) SCQF Level 7 and/or an HNC Social Services or other accepted by SSSC for registration as a Residential Childcare Worker. If not it will be a condition of your registration that you gain them within a timeframe set by the SSSC.
If you can say “yes” to the following statements, we would like to hear from you.
I am a reliable person with the ability to carry out the shift work and physical tasks associated with the post, including nightshift working.
I am confident when working closely with children who have complex needs.
I can contain stress and upset in others to help them feel safe and supported.
I am confident being with children I know who can have behaviours that might challenge me.
I try to inspire others with my enthusiasm to improve children’s lives, my caring attitude and by fulfilling my roles within a small team.
I have a positive “yes we can” approach to supporting people while giving due regard to risk-taking.
I have a good basic knowledge of the different ways to communicate with children and young people who are autistic, and those who have limited or no verbal communication.
I am comfortable providing intimate personal care to children and teenagers who need help.
I can use a computer to complete administrative tasks and share sensitive personal information in a safe and confidential way.
If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Rory Monro, Team Leader, at [email protected]
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