DIY Respite Carer

Aberdeenshire Council
£1,589.01 - £1,656.84 per year
17 Oct 2016
01 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on the attachments below. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for.

We are looking for two carers to work as part of a team based at the Ellon Family Resource Centre for children with learning/physical disabilities. Applicants should have experience in working with children with disabilities and should be enthusiastic and willing to participate in a wide range of activities. The Club likes to involve the children in as many community based activities as possible so applicants should be creative and have a sense of fun.

Staff are required to be registered with Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as Support workers in Children's Day Care Services. Applicants should either hold a qualification at level 2 (or other qualification recognised by SSSC) or be currently working towards one. Any other specialist training will be provided.

This post is regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. Where applicable, this post also requires an Overseas Criminal Record Check. A confirmed offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

This post has a minimum requirement of 2 references. One of these must be your current or most recent employer.

This position is designated as a 'Fixed' post as detailed on the Worksmart website -

Hours: 6.50 hours every fortnight worked every second Saturday.

Two vacancies are available.

Informal enquiries to: Sharon Napier, Project Coordinator (Children with Disabilities) on 01467 628616


As a member of a team, undertake duties to provide respite activities and programmes for children with disabilities at the DIY Club

There is a responsibility for the post holder to demonstrate a commitment to quality service delivery through continuous improvement for the benefit of the Service and the organisation.

  • Provide a safe and stimulating experience for children attending the DIY Club.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to implement a plan of appropriate activities.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with children with disabilities, their carers’ and family members
  • Deliver programmes of activities to children attending the DIY Club
  • Provide appropriate personal care as required
  • Support the Supervisor in maintaining appropriate records of medication and ensuring safe handling, storage and administering
  • Undertake duties in accordance with appropriate policies, procedures and guidelines, for example child protection and health & safety
  • Participate in training as directed by the DIY Club Management Team

See also:
Job Profile DIY Respite Carer 2014-06-01.pdf
Applying for a job with Aberdeenshire Council.docx