Support Worker

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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. If you are new to the caring profession you should check to see if it is the career for you by going to and trying their interactive video challenge.

Duration: Permanent, full time and part time posts available

Job Purpose:

Throughout Aberdeen city you will provide a high standard of person centred care and support for service users in a range of accommodation settings, including their own homes. You will work as part of a team to support carers and to enable service users to maintain and develop their potential and contribute to their social, physical and mental wellbeing.

Requirements

The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

Qualification required by SSSC

Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme Record (PVG) or willing to become a scheme member

To have registered or undertaken registration with the SSSC where applicable

Full current UK Driving Licence (Responder service posts only)

The post holder may be expected to:
Work to a shift pattern as required including evening, nights and weekend working
Work at alternative locations as required
Adhere to SSSC codes of practice, Bon Accord Care Policy and Procedures and relevant Legislation
Lone work

Responsibilities

The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

The ability to provide personal care to a range of people with support needs

The ability to promote dignity, respect, choice and independent living and work in an anti-discriminatory way

The ability to communicate effectively and work in partnership with service users, staff, carers, families and internal/external professionals to achieve improved outcomes for service users

An ability to work as part of a team and provide guidance and support to other members of staff

The ability to work proactively and with limited direct supervision, while at the same time recognising when matters need to be referred to a more senior manager

The ability to work accurately with detailed information specifically around the management and administration of service users' medication

The ability to maintain and develop clear and accurate records including risk assessments and care plans

The ability to meet deadlines

Basic IT skills including the use of smart phones and Ipad's

The ability to move and handle both people and objects in a safe manner

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