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Dundee City Council Various Locations in Dundee, DD1 1NL
£21,258 - £24,966 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
30 hours per week

Job Description

Based at Janet Brougham, Menzieshill House or Turriff House, you will work 30 or 35 hours per week including dayshift, nightshift on a rota basis and weekends. You will work as part of a team of Social Care Officers in one of our care homes for the elderly but may be asked to work in an alternative home/part of the service where required. The service provides support to those living in the care home with daily living tasks based on their individual needs. Please indicate on your application your preference. Please note this is a rolling advert but it will be checked on a weekly basis. If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, please contact: Janet Brougham - Stacy McHugh on 01382 307191, Menzieshill House - Charlene Batchelor on 01382 432955, Turriff House - Sarah Clark on 01382 436420,


You will have an SVQ 2 in Health and Social Care, or the ability to achieve this.


You will attend to personal needs of residents. The duties will include physical tasks for example, helping with personal care tasks, assisting residents with food and drink and other identified needs. Our aim is to create a supportive homely atmosphere where residents can achieve maximum independence but also receive any support they may need. Duties will include assuming key worker status, completion of personal plans, organising reviews, and carrying out any identified duties required to meet the personalised care needs of our residents. You will also be required to be involved in social activities organised for residents and administer medication (training provided). Shift work, weekend working and periodic rotation on to night duty will be required. The duties as set out above include undertaking cleaning and other domestic duties as necessary.

The Individual

You will have experience of working with older people, people with dementia or physical disabilities. You will have good personal care skills, written/oral communication skills. You will have the ability to work in a team and work on own initiative. You will have good organisational skills, be dependable and self-reliant. You will have the ability to remain calm in a crisis, be assertiveness, and the ability to predict outcomes and take necessary precautions. This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by Dundee City Council.
  • Disability Confident Employer - Employer
  • Scottish Living Wage