Applicants are invited to apply for the post of Social Care Assistant and / or be placed on our Temporary Register, working within residential setting for Older People to provide a professional and high quality service. Previous experience of supporting and/or caring for vulnerable people either in a work capacity or on a voluntary or personal basis is essential. You will work as part of a team with direction from Senior staff to provide assistance which promotes the physical, social and emotional needs of older people. To undertake tasks which enable residents to develop individuality, whilst recognising their rights to dignity, privacy and choice. Tasks include personal care tasks, moving and assisting residents, administration of medication, written recording and reporting tasks etc. Training appropriate to the post and for personal development will be provided. You must be caring, tolerant, flexible, competent in English both written and spoken and have good time management and organisational skills and have a basic knowledge of the Health & Social Care Standards. Applications are welcome from ethnic minorities and fluent speakers of other languages - Cantonese, Hakka, Punjabi, Urdu.
Temporary Register posts - appointments will be short term appointments to cover as and when required. Appointees will be placed on the register and can be called to cover short term spells of absence, in line with service requirements. Rotas within the establishments cover 7 days therefore candidates must be available to cover the full roster requirements. Applicants will be expected to cover citywide to support demands of service.
Membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme will be essential on taking up appointment along with SSSC Registration. Please note successful candidates for the above position will be required to pay for their PVG Membership/or Scheme Checks.
These posts are accepted under Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2013 (as amended).
To be eligible to apply you are required to register your details. Please click on the link below.
After you register your interest you will be sent a link by email to complete a value based assessment - this is to give us a better idea about you as a person and your suitability to work in a care environment. Please check your junk mail in case it gets filtered out.
If you are registering for more than one role, you are only required to complete the value based assessment once as this will cover all job roles
Following completion of the assessment you will receive an automated email to confirm your responses have been received. You will be notified by email whether you will be invited to complete the next stage, which involves the completion of an application form.
Providing you are successful you will then be contacted to attend a recruitment event where you will receive information about the jobs available, the training and the service.
You will also be interviewed and asked to complete Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) membership scheme paperwork - this will allow us to check for any criminal offences, these must be disclosed in advance.
Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, Audio and other languages. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone 0141 287 1054. Packs will be posted out to you within 3 working days of receiving your telephone request. Please note the closing date of the job advert to ensure that you give yourself plenty of time to complete your application form and return it to us.
For further information about working for us please refer to our website Working for us