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Vacancy Social Care Officer
Town Forfar
Employer Angus Council
Vacancy type Part Time Job
Reference number Soc6802
Form of employment Part Time
Salary / Rate £17,659.00 - £21,977.00
Hours Not specified
Published 29/11/2021
Closing date 10/12/2021


Based at Beech Hill House Care Centre, Lour Road, Forfar.

You will work 30 hours per week on a shift based system including night duty and weekend working.

These jobs are temporary for up to 6 months from date of appointment.

Internal and external applications on a secondment basis will be considered. You must have the approval of your line manager / organisation.


  • Provide social care for the individual in their own home or as a resident.
  • Promote equality for all individuals by ensuring that their individuality, confidentiality, privacy, choice and rights are respected at all times.
  • Contribute to the health, safety and security of service users.  
  • Provide the support required to enable carers to continue in the caring role as contributors to the care plan.  
  • Assist service users to maintain social contact and to make use of available services and information.
  • Support service users and their carers at times of loss, personal trauma and crisis.  
  • Participate in group work, including therapeutic and recreational activities.  
  • Work co-operatively with Care Managers, service users, carers and members of other agencies to ensure the development of positive working relationships and an active partnership in relation to meeting individual care needs.  
  • Participate in team meetings and contribute to effective team work and the flexible development of the service.  
  • To comply with all data protection law in the processing of personal, and special categories of personal data, in line with the council’s full privacy statement and service privacy notices.

Essential criteria

  • Willingness to undertake training
  • SVQ Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 7 (or SSSC equivalent) or a willingness to undertake and achieve within an agreed timescale
  • Willingness to undertake mandatory information governance training
  • Knowledge of community care principles
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Experience of carrying out personal and domestic tasks to a high standard
  • Experience of working with vulnerable adults
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Ability to observe/maintain
  • confidentiality
  • Reliability
  • Ability to cope in an emergency situation
  • Ability to assess situations and take appropriate action, including responding to individual needs
  • Ability to work 24 hour shift pattern
  • Ability to become a member of the PVG Scheme
  • Ability to obtain SSSC registration

Desirable criteria

  • Moving and Handling Training
  • Basic First Aid training
  • Social activity skills
  • Ability to work at short notice

Additional information

Not specified


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