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Various Locations In Inverclyde, PA15 1LY
£20,797 - £21,375 per year pro rata
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Part Time

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Job Description

Home Support Worker (temp) HSCP/HSW

Salary £20,797 - £21,375 (pro rata)         

Location: Various Inverclyde

Posts/patterns: Various and flexible, from 10.5hrs to 28hrs, 4 on 4 off, 2 week rotas, covering mornings, afternoon and evenings


You don’t need any specific qualifications to start your career in adult social care as training will be supplied allowing you to register with the SSSC. What we are looking for is people with the right attitude, patience, respect and teamwork. 

A career in home care is hugely rewarding. You'll become a professionally registered practitioner who'll provide a lifeline to vulnerable residents in your community.

Our trained staff deliver a vital service, which enhances the quality of service users lives, including administering medication, supporting with personal care tasks and using specialist equipment.

If you're a compassionate person who has what it takes to make a difference to people's lives and support them to remain independent at home in their own community, then start your career in home care today.

PVG checks at Disclosure Scotland and SSSC registration are free until the end of June 2022 for adult social care jobs.

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Find further information on working in adult social care at:-

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Important Applicant Information:

  • Inverclyde Council is an accredited Living Wage Employer paying the Living Wage Rate where required.  Please click the link to `Essential Applicant Information’ below for more information.
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  • Interviews for non-teaching posts with Inverclyde Council will be based on the Councils' competency model which is reflected in our performance appraisal scheme. Details of this can be found at the link below and clicking the Performance Overview document on the left hand side:

Vetting by Disclosure Scotland

If you work in regulated work (children and/or protected adults) you will be subject to obtaining a satisfactory PVG. A small number of posts require a Standard or Basic Disclosure check and the majority of all other posts will complete a Criminal Convictions Form. All disclosure checks are obtained via Disclosure Scotland. If you are the successful candidate you will be required to pay the cost of the disclosure check required for your post.

Regulatory Bodies

If your post requires registration with a Regulatory Body such as HCPC or SSSC etc. You are required to obtain and maintain registration including paying any fees.   

Further Assistance

Alternative application packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille and Audio. To request an alternative application pack or require further assistance, please contact the HR Recruitment Team on 01475 712740.

Inverclyde Council - Best Government Services Employer in the UK 2016 – Bloomberg Business Best Employer Awards 2016


Armed Forces Personnel/Reservists

Inverclyde Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel / reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident Leader and offer a guaranteed interview to applicants who consider themselves to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the job.

Flexible Working

We are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities with applicants

Working from Home / Interim Hybrid working

Inverclyde Council comply with all government covid-19 regulations and legislation regarding working from home which is still the default position. Currently many staff are working from home on a partial basis for part of the week. We are also intending to roll out an interim hybrid working pilot from the new year (date to be confirmed) which has a minimum 50% work location attendance if applicable. This can be discussed at interview with the recruiting manager.