**This is a part time post and the salary will be pro rata to the number of hours worked.**
We are looking for a highly motivated individual to work as part of a team who will provide an emergency response service to vulnerable people living in the community. The service uses assistive technology to support care packages and applicants should have an interest and understanding of technology and its use in relation to care services. The role involves programming and installing community alarm equipment, responding to calls and dealing with intimate personal care tasks.
It is essential that you hold, or have the capacity to achieve, a SVQ Level 2 in Social Care or an equivalent qualification at SCQF level 5 or above; have knowledge of technology used in relation to care services and be willing to undertake training in order to competently install and programme equipment; have effective
communication skills (both verbally and in writing); have a positive, professional attitude, a responsible approach to sensitive information and the ability to form positive relationships with service users, follow processes and instructions and work as part of a team.
You must have a Driving Licence and be able to pass the Council's driving assessment and undertake vehicle awareness training. You must also be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) or achieve registration within 6 months of your start date.
The service operates 365 days per year on a 4 on 4 off rota system, and you will be required to work early shifts and back shifts including lone working.
This post is considered as Regulated Work with Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 and as such membership with the PVG scheme is essential. Further details of this scheme can be found here.
Preferred applicants will be required to become members of the relevant PVG scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer being made by West Dunbartonshire Council.Responsibilities
The employment for which you are applying is excepted from the provisions of section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) Order 1975. Applicants are, therefore, not statutorily entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are "spent" under the provisions of the Act. In the event of employment any failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action.The Individual
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