Support Worker - Level 3

Aberdeen City Council
21 Nov 2016
05 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

"Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link  and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for".

Duration: Permanent, Full Time and Part Time

Location: Children's Homes across Aberdeen City

The Council has access to affordable accommodation within the City which may be available for rent to the successful candidate for the first 6 months in this key role. This can be discussed further with the Hiring Manager, Andrea McGill on 01224 522477.

Job Purpose:

To deliver a statutory social work residential service to promote and protect the
welfare of vulnerable service users, their families and carers in need of care and/or
protection in a residential setting. Creating an environment where each service user
is enabled to maximise their potential and to contribute to the service user's social,
physical and mental wellbeing and promote active citizenship in a holistic way.


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

BA in Social Work or equivalent i.e. CQSW/Dip SW, CSS.

Post qualifying experience working with children and families.

Experience of leadership, management and supervision *.

Experience of supporting people who have challenging and complex needs.

PDA in supervision or equivalent (or willingness to achieve within agreed
timescales) *.

Knowledge and experience of proactive responses to challenging behaviour.

SSSC Registration or equivalent.

Protection of Vulnerable Group Check (PVG).

The post holder will be expected to:

Work at weekends and to a shift pattern including waking nights.

Work at alternative locations as required.

Travel as required in relation to the needs of the service.

Lone working/travelling.

Work in accordance with Adult, Child and Public Protection principles and

Adhere to the requirements of the SSSC code of practice, council policy and
procedures and health and safety policies and legislation.

Maintain SSSC registration.


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

The ability to produce high quality written and electronic reports.

Sound and up to date knowledge of theory and practice; children, families and

Ability to relate to and work with a wide range of professionals, service users
and carers.

Ability to manage risk.
The ability to assess and communicate effectively with service users, staff and
other stakeholders to achieve improved outcomes for service users.

Interviewing and investigation skills.

Assessment skills (including finance).

Ability to manage constant and often conflicting demands.

Ability to make decisions and take responsibility for own practice, seeking
advice and support as necessary.

Commitment to providing high quality customer service.

Ability to manage priorities, time and meet deadlines.

Ability to develop, monitor and evaluate agreed outcomes.

The ability to mentor and support new staff/students.

Taking responsibility for work/shift planning and team working.

Participation in individual, team and service development.

The Individual

Candidates are encouraged to contact the following Team Managers, Helen McKenzie on 01224 716869, Morvern McPhail on 01224 583032, Marie Clark on 01224 524085 to discuss the exciting new developments within residential childcare and to find out more about these roles.

See Job Profile for further details.

See also:
2. Support Worker Job Profile - G12.pdf
Context for residential service development within wider children and fa....pdf
Dyadic Developmental Practice.pdf
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy.pdf
Key messages for a residential workforce.pdf
RSW Introductory pack.pdf
Stakeholder briefing presentation.pdf