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Senior Social Care Worker Nights

Senior Social Care Worker Nights

Posted 15 October by North Ayrshire Council
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Role Profile

This role works within North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership. Working in partnership (North Ayrshire Council, NHS Ayrshire & Arran, Third Sector Interface North Ayrshire and Scottish Care) we are joining up community-based health and social care services in North Ayrshire – we are delivering care together.

  • Our vision isthat all people who live in North Ayrshire are able to have a safe, healthy and active life.
  • Our values are respect, innovative, care, honesty, person-centred, inclusiveness, efficiency




To lead a team of Social Care Workers, and undertake the role of primary care giver, in an older people's residential setting, to the National Standards established by the Care Commission.


Corporate Responsibilities

  • To undertake individual role in line with the Council’s Strategic Priorities and in compliance with the Council’s corporate policies and procedures.
  • To undertake any other reasonably required duties as instructed by Management or someone acting on their behalf, in addition to the role specific tasks & responsibilities detailed below.

Role Specific Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Support and lead a team of Social Care Workers, delivering care at night to older people in a residential care setting
  • Be aware of and promote National Care Standards
  • Carry out and promote personal supervision to staff
  • Carry out continuous assessment of activities and daily living tasks
  • Monitor standards of practice
  • Draw up effective, person-centred care plans as required, which identify the individual needs of service users and the procedures required to implement them
  • Help service users to adapt to change positively
  • Be involved in the formulation, implementation and planning of reviews for service users, taking into account their changing care needs, and planning appropriate support packages
  • Undertaking of extended personal care tasks as per agreed procedures
  • Promotion of service user's independence
  • Undertaking of report writing, recording and other appropriate administrative processes
  • Liaising with other agencies and staff as appropriate regarding service user needs
  • Training and professional development as appropriate
  • Undertaking of certain duties in the absence of the unit manager





Education and Qualifications

  • HNC and SVQ Level III in Health and Social Care or equivalent qualification recognised by the SSSC
  • First Aid appointed person
  • Supervision qualification
  • Application Form
  • Interview


  • Experience of providing care for older people
  • Experience in a senior role
  • Experience of report writing
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Application Form
  • References
  • Interview

Specialist Knowledge

  • Knowledge and understanding of the needs of older people
  • Knowledge and understanding of National Care Standards
  • Knowledge and understanding of dementia and the way it effects people
  • Knowledge and understanding of person centred care planning
  • Understanding of team working and group dynamics
  • Application Form
  • Interview
  • Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Skills and Abilities

  • IT Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team
  • Ability to react calmly to stressful situations
  • Ability to identify and articulate the needs of the service user and carer
  • Ability to relate well to older people
  • Application Form
  • References
  • Interview


  • Required to work night shift, flexibly including weekends
  • Required to join the PVG Scheme for this type of regulated work
  • Required to undertake CALM training
  • Required to undertake Moving and Handling training
  • Registered or in the process of registering with the SSSC
  • Application Form
  • Interview
  • Post Interview Check (if appropriate)

Staff Values & Behaviours

North Ayrshire Council uses behavioural based approach throughout the recruitment process. Our staff values of Focus, Passion & Inspiration will be explored for this vacancy.

Further information on how to complete behaviour based application form questions is available on the Council’s website.




We put our customers first

We understand the bigger picture

  • Provide excellent customer services
  • Meet and where possible exceed the expectations of internal and external customers.
  • Understand the performance levels and standards required within our own role and strive to achieve and where possible exceed these.
  • Know how the work we do fits into the overall performance of the Council.


We take pride in the jobs we do

We are ambitious for our community

  • Take ownership of our own actions and performance.
  • Reflect on the work we do and consider how it could be improved.
  • Have a positive impact on the lives of our customers and their communities.
  • Push the boundaries to help our customers and communities realise their potential.


We all look for better ways to deliver our services

We achieve the best results together</strong

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