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Blairgowrie Cottage Hospital Perth Road Blairgowrie, PH10 6EE
£25,508 - £27,874 per year
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Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Description

Living Well Care Reablement Assistants - PKC11300
£25,508 - £27,874
Crieff Community Hospital and Blairgowrie Community Hospital

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 Reablement Assistant, in the Living Well Care Team, with opportunities in various locations across Perth and Kinross. Experience is not necessary as all training will be provided. These posts are based primarily at Crieff Hospital and Blairgowrie Hospital. Our team provide supportive care to vulnerable service users across Perth and Kinross to allow them to remain living in their own homes for longer. So 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.

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

In this role:

  • Visit service users by following a pre-planned schedule, to support with daily tasks, including personal care
  • Ensure the health and safety of service users, yourself and colleagues in line with our policies and procedures
  • Protect service users from risk and report any concerns to your line manager
  • Maintain accurate records and provide updates on service users’ progress
  • Comply with national care standards (National Care Standards- A Guide - ( and the Scottish Social Services Council Codes of Practice
  • Require to work flexibly, including evenings and weekends
  • Have effective communication skills and use your initiative while working on your own
  • Be enthusiastic, flexible and willing to learn
  • A current driving licence and access to personal transport may be required depending on the location of the role within the team.

The post holder will be responsible for: -

  • following a planned schedule of service user visits;
  • support service users with personal care tasks to enable the person to reach their optimum level of independence;
  • protect individuals from risk or abuse and to report any concerns to the Living Well Coach;
  • ensure Health & Safety for yourself and service users' in line with PKC policy and procedures;
  • participate in risk assessments;
  • maintain accurate records and report on service users' progress;
  • comply with the National Care Standards and SSSC Codes of Practice.

The Individual

You will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) (fees for which are funded by Scottish Government)

If you're a caring, patient, compassionate and adaptable individual who understands and respects the rights of other people, we'd love to hear from you.

For informal discussion about this role, and if you require support to complete your application, please contact Jenny Hughes +441738 475626.

When completing your application for this post, please ensure you 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. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call +44 1738 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.

A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council 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.

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.

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