Support Worker Level 1/2

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, Part Time and Full Time

Location: Various 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 Residential Social Work Service by working as part of a team.
To create an environment where each service user is enabled to maximise their
potential. 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:

HNC Social Care/Childcare and Education or equivalent.

Child Protection Certificate or willingness to complete in agreed timescale.

Registration with SSSC where applicable and/or willingness to attain within a
specified timescale.

Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme Record (PVG).

The post holder will be expected to:
Work at weekends and to a shift pattern as required including wakened nights.

Work at alternative locations as required.

Lone working/travelling.

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

Adhere to SSSC codes of practice, Council Policy and Procedures and
relevant Legislation.

Maintain SSSC registration.


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

Good practice; recognising the support needs of children, young people and
families; specifically promoting dignity, respect and independent living and
exhibit unconditional positive regard.

Ability to communicate effectively with service users, their families and other
stakeholders to achieve improved outcomes.

Advocate on behalf of service users by ensuring that their views are taken into
account and that their rights are promoted and protected.

The ability to produce high quality written reports.

The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

The ability to Key-work.

Attention to detail; specifically the administration of service users' medication,
financial responsibilities and recording.

The ability to operate as a member of a team and take responsibility for the
environment and the safety of service users.

The ability to attend and participate in staff meetings, supervision,
performance reviews and development and in developing team plans.

The ability to work in partnership with stakeholders.

A good value base and awareness of Child Development theories.

Ability to meet deadlines.

Mentoring and supporting new staff/students.

Taking responsibility for work/shift planning and team working.

Good organisational, administrative and IT systems skills.

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 JP - G11.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