Care and Support Worker


Company : Dumfries & Galloway Council


Job Location : Dumfries, UK


Posted on : Fri, 05 Jun 2020 19:11:25 GMT




Job Description :

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Care & Support Worker – Various Posts

Various Locations across Dumfries and Galloway

£11.12 Per Hour


‘Supporting you to live your life’

We are an aging population with people living longer which in turns means there are more older people than ever in our communities that require support and practical help to enable them to stay safely and independently in their own homes.


What do you need? Only to care – it’s that simple.


With a person-centred approach, this rewarding opportunity will see you working with people (predominantly over the age of 65) providing individual personalised support in their own homes whilst encouraging them to build upon their abilities.


Tasks are varied and are likely to include supporting with personal care, assisting with medication, preparation and cooking of meals, together with any other activity appropriate to the individuals needs.


If you are caring, friendly, positive and cheerful with excellent communication skills and an ability to work with minimum supervision, this could be a very rewarding role for you. We provide more than just a job, we offer fantastic training, guaranteed hours, pension scheme with ongoing support and learning. Flexibility is essential.


A range of contracts are available in paid blocks of at least 3.5 hours.


A current full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle is essential However, if you have a disability which precludes you from holding a driving licence consideration will be given if alternative transport can be arranged.


An SVQ level 2 in Social Care or equivalent is desirable but not essential initially as full training will be provided.


This post is considered as Regulated Work with Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG scheme update check prior to formal offer of employment being made by Dumfries and Galloway Council


Applicants who have been resident outside the UK within the last 5 years, if offered a position, in addition to a Disclosure Scotland Check, will be required to provide a completed police record check from the police authority in the country or countries in which they were resident.


For further information please contact


Tamara McCallie, Area Manager - Central, Tel: 01387 271235, email: Tamara.Mccallie@dumgal.gov.uk

Fiona Bell, Area Manager - West, Tel: 01387 271235, email: Fiona.Bell2@dumgal.gov.uk

Paula Mitchell, Area Manager East, Tel: 01387 271165, email: Paula.Mitchell@dumgal.gov.uk


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