Senior Social Care Worker - DFF

South Lanarkshire
£10,659 - £14,787 per year
28 Nov 2016
12 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Social Work Resources

David Walker Gardens, 12 McCallum Avenue, Rutherglen, G73 3AL   18.5 hours per weeek (shifts to be worked in accordance with a roster including evenings and weekends)   The successful applicant will have experience in caring for older people within a residential setting. You will be responsible for managing and developing staff in accordance with all Council policy and procedures including PDR, maximising attendance, supervision, induction etc.

Ensure that residents needs are recorded in their personal plans and a risk assessment is completed. Work in partnership with appropriate agencies and other Council departments and Resources on behalf of service users and contribute to a number of client focused meetings.

You will have a responsibility for the administration of prescribed medication to service users, produce and present reports for reviews and ensure staff operate financial systems within the required procedures.   The successful candidate must have SVQ Level 3 or HNC and working towards 2 units of SVQ Level 4.   Employment History/Foreign Police Check

Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.

Closing Date: Friday 9 December 2016.

Interview Date: TBC.


Delivering a Fairer Future – Under the Council’s positive action programme, applications for this post are particularly encouraged from male applicants.

This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.

The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal records check provided by Disclosure Scotland.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007.  Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with protected adults. 

Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by South Lanarkshire Council.

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South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employers and encourage applications from all members of the community. We are committed to the Double Tick Initiative and offer a guaranteed interview to any applicant who considers themselves to be disabled and who meets the competency requirements for the post.


See also:
Job Profile - Senior Social Care Worker.doc