Social Care Worker – Fife Council – Dunfermline

Fife Council

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a skilled and enthusiastic individual to join our care home team in Fife Council’s Residential and Day Services.

We are looking for a motivated and driven individual with good values and a genuine interest in the care and support of Older People; with experience of care within a highly complex yet rewarding environment.

Older People’s Services has 8 residential services across Fife, with a team based in each service. You can view each of the service locations, listed below in this advert, and you will be asked to provide your location preference at interview .

We provide ongoing care and support to vulnerable older people: the care home also supports a respite and day service.

Fife Council is committed to delivering services which are responsive, reliable, efficient and effective.

During Covid-19, we are taking the opportunity to work in different ways, and this includes how we continue to undertake our interviews. We are using Microsoft Teams to progress with interviews virtually and all you need is a device with a camera and access to the internet. We will provide guidance and instructions on how to use this method if your interview is being held virtually.

You will find more information about the job and the type of person we are looking for below (a link to the role profile is included).

The Person

Must have or be able to work towards: SVQ 3 as required by the Scottish Social Services Council. Within the timeframes set at point of registration, once qualification achieved it is the persons responsibility to inform Scottish Social Services Council timeously.

Provide Care and support which meets the Health and Social care standards.

Must be able to work with other Council services and partner agencies to support the effective planning and delivery of care and support within our service.

You should be able to work flexibly and creatively within a dynamic and ambitious team.

You are required to register with Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within 6 months of taking up employment in this role and to complete the required Post Registration Training and Learning (PRTL) over the first registration period. It is the persons responsibility to notify the SSSC of any changes to personal or work details timeously.

You may be required to obtain a Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Membership or Disclosure Check for this role.

Until 5 th  March 2023, you may be eligible for a fee waiver if you join the social care sector (certain roles only) for the first time and the role requires PVG membership. This is a great time to consider a change of career into Social Care as, if eligible, this initiative could personally save you up to £59.00. You will also save money on your SSSC fees as these will now be paid for all roles and grades  by the Scottish Government.

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