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Vacancy Social Care Worker (Days & Nights) - DFF
Town East Kilbride
Employer McKillop Gardens Care Home
Vacancy type Part Time Job
Reference number Soc4401
Form of employment Part Time
Salary / Rate £11.98 - £13.23 per hour
Hours Not specified
Published 23/02/2021
Closing date 05/03/2021


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2 x 22.5 hours and 27 hours - Days

28.5 hours - Nights

South Lanarkshire Council is an ambitious, high performing organisation with a clear vision and programme of action which is designed to improve the lives and prospects of everyone in South Lanarkshire.

The aim of Social Work Resources is to promote social welfare and provide effective care and support to meet the needs of vulnerable people in South Lanarkshire.

In partnership with community planning partners, voluntary and independent provider organisations, we offer a range of services designed to enable, support, improve and protect the health and social care of people using our services.


  • To undertake supervision of specific tasks as a member of a care team to enable service users to maintain and develop their individual lifestyles.
  • To contribute as a key worker in consultation with senior staff, colleagues, service users and their families and relevant others to the formulation of a care plan for each individual.
  • To co-ordinate, in consultation with senior staff, to the assessment and review of individualised care programmes.
  • To provide and ensure a high level of support to individual service users as determined by their care plan to meet their physical, emotional, psychological and social needs.
  • To undertake, as directed, such physical care duties in or outwith the unit, as are required to maintain the well being of service users including aids to daily living.
  • To work under supervision with families (carers) and other departmental or agency staff or relevant others in promoting the care of individual and groups of service users.
  • Supervise service users or assist with the administration of prescribed medications to the required dosage.
  • Assist service users with dementia to attain personal well being, applying own taught accredited learning to this process.

Essential criteria

  • The successful applicant will have experience in caring for older people, preferably within a residential setting and be familiar with all aspects of personal care.
  • You will be able to construct a person centred support plan, implement, review and evaluate its effectiveness for the service users for whom you have responsibility.
  • You will contribute to the assessment and review process and administer medicines as prescribed.
  • Shift and weekend working is essential.

Desirable criteria

Not specified

Additional information

Delivering a Fairer Future – Under the Council’s positive action programme, applications for this post are particularly encouraged from male applicants.

Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with protected adults.

Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by South Lanarkshire Council.

Please refer to for further information about the disclosure process and best practice.

As an employee of the Council you would also receive a wide range of benefits including:

Enrolment in award winning local government pension scheme
Up to 32 days annual leave
Public holiday entitlement (up to 10 days)
Occupational sick pay
Family friendly policies - flexible working and leave, maternity/paternity leave, enhanced leave
Employee Discounts – including discounts at the cinema
Range of benefits to support you (Cycle to Work Scheme, Physiotherapy, Employee Assistance Program which offers practical and emotional support)
Applications online

Please note all correspondence will be sent to your email account.

South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employer and encourage applications from all members of the community. As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum behaviour requirements for the position

South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant. Veterans are guaranteed an interview who meet the minimum requirements for the position.

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