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Pullar House 35 Kinnoull Street Perth, PH1 5GD
£25,508 - £27,874 per year
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Part Time
36 hours per week

Job Description

Social Care Officer, HART+ - (PKC11467)
£25,508 - £27,874
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD

Are you ready for a career change that's fulfilling and rewarding? This is your chance to join our Health and Social Care Partnership as a Social Care Officer, in the HART Plus team, who cover all over the Perth and Kinross area. Experience is not necessary as all training will be provided.

Our team provide early intervention and Crisis care to vulnerable service users across Perth and Kinross to allow them to remain living in their own homes for longer. This team specialises in end of life care. If you are passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of the most vulnerable people in your community, read on and find out more. Every day is different and you will end the day knowing you have made a difference to someone's life.

The working pattern for this role is 12 hour shifts with a mixture of 08.00-20.00 and 20.00-08.00

5 Promises we make to you

1. You will work with skilled, passionate and resilient people that inspire you
2. You will be encouraged to develop your strengths, to learn and to flourish
3. You will be supported to belong, feel connected with your team, communities and the organisation
4. You will be supported to focus on people and make a positive difference
5. Every day and night will be different and every day and night you will have support to do the best you can do

Does caring come naturally to you? We have a rewarding opportunity where you can make a positive difference to people’s lives. If you are enthusiastic, friendly and personable, you could be working with a wide range of different people who need support to live independently in their own home.

Working as a Social Care Officer with Perth & Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership is about being part of a community of dedicated individuals who promote independence and wellbeing, making a real impact in the lives of the people we support.

You’ll visit people at home by following a pre-planned schedule, working on a shift pattern that covers breakfast, lunch, tea and bed visits.

You will support people with varying abilities and your responsibilities will depend on the needs of the individuals and can include promoting independence while assisting with daily living tasks such as helping people to get up in the morning and ready for the day ahead. This can include personal care tasks whilst maintaining their dignity.

You may also help with the preparation of meals, household tasks and practical day to day tasks to ensure physical well-being and maintain independence. You will support with administering and monitoring the taking of medication. At the end of the day, help them get ready for bed.

Being a care professional is such a rewarding career and can make a big difference to the lives of those in our community who need that extra bit of support to enable them to live safely within their own home.

Find out more about working with us in a care role at Get into care and change people's lives - Perth & Kinross Council (


No experience is required as all training is provided but a genuine interest in the health and wellbeing of vulnerable people is essential.

You should have effective communication skills, be a good listener and appreciate the needs, wishes and aspirations of the people being cared for. Having a positive and caring attitude and being compassionate and resilient are valuable assets in this role.

You’ll need to be a team player, working co-operatively with other professionals, families, and carers, but also have the ability to work on your own initiative. You will share our values of Ambition, Compassion and Integrity.

You must have a valid UK driving licence as this post requires you to travel to a variety of locations across Perth and Kinross.

What We Offer in Return

• 26 days annual leave (increasing to 31 days after 5 years' service) with the option to buy additional leave); 7 public holidays per year
• Family friendly and positive work/life balance policies
• Access to a range of Benefits including discounted Gym Membership, Annual Leave Purchase Scheme and Low Carbon Car Scheme as well as lifestyle savings that can be redeemed at top retailers and supermarkets
• Eligibility to join our pension scheme
• Opportunity to work towards a recognised qualification (SVQ2 in Health and Social Care) and access to other care related qualifications
• Paid SSSC and PVG membership
• Career progression opportunities

We are an inclusive employer who welcome and encourage applications from anyone in our diverse society. We believe that everyone has something to offer.

The Individual

For informal discussion about this role, and if you require support to complete your application, please contact Jenny Hughes 01738 475626.

When applying for this post, please provide current contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your present or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current employer.

At PKC our values and behaviours influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer. In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours. Find out more about PKC and you could soon be joining our team!

Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, any offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of mandatory checks including eligibility to work in the UK, Disclosure Scotland or PVG, qualifications, references, and fitness to undertake the post. This may also include an Overseas Criminal Records Check if you have spent time living overseas.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.

What we can do for you

If you are successful in a role with Perth & Kinross Council, you will have access to a range of benefits to help your physical, mental and financial wellbeing.

A healthy work life balance is important to us and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

Perth & Kinross 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.

For more information about working for Perth & Kinross Council and living in one of the most scenic areas of Scotland, look at our Jobs, careers and employment page.