Social Care Worker - The Abbey Residential Home for Older People

East Lothian Council
07 Oct 2016
24 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Vacancy Details

It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale.

Unqualified salary: £18887-£20700 per annum (£9.79-£10.73 per hour)
Qualified salary: £21317-£23343 per annum (£11.05-£12.10 per hour)

SVQ Level 2 is essential for the Qualified salary

Temporary full time maternity cover until 10 May 2017
37 hours per week 
5 days out of 7, worked over a 4 week rota pattern (including weekends) comprising of early and late shifts.
Early Shift: 07:30-15:00
Late Shift:  14:00-17:30
To start asap


Job Details

To assist in the provision of personal care and support to older people requiring residential care, in accordance with the values and principles of the National Care Standards, Scottish Social Services Council Codes of Practice and within the policies and procedures of the Council.

Please download the attached Job Outline/Person Specification at the bottom of the page for the exact duties and tasks required of the post.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications

Be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through previous experience.
As above together with SVQ2 in Social Care.

Scottish Social Services Council:
SSSC registration or agreement to register within 6 months from the date of appointment to this post is essential.

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Additional Information

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See also:
Social Care Worker FINAL Grade 6.pdf