Social Care Worker Part-Time

Posted 8 November by North Ayrshire Council
Job Summary

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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 provide the role of primary care-giver to older people living in a residential care setting, to the National Care Standards established by the Care Inspectorate.


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

  • Work as part of a team delivering care to older people living in a residential care setting
  • To be aware of and at all times promote the National Care Standards and SSSC codes of Practice.
  • To carry out the role of Key worker to residents and their families, including person centred care planning and meeting the individually assessed needs and wishes of the resident.
  • Carry out the continuous assessment of activities of daily living.
  • Put in place effective person cantered plans and procedures, which identify the needs of the residents and address these needs in an individualised manor.
  • Help older people adapt to change positively.
  • Be involved in the formulation, implementation and planning of reviews for residents taking into account their changing needs, and planning appropriate care plans.
  • Undertake extended personal care tasks as per agreed protocols.
  • Promote service users choice, dignity and independence at all times.
  • Undertake recording, report writing and other appropriate administrative processes.
  • Liaise with other agencies and staff as appropriate regarding resident’s needs.
  • Undertake training and professional development.
  • Ability to work to and achieve SVQ level 3 in Social Care
  • Register and comply with the SSSC codes of practice and meet any requirements they may require of you.      





Education and Qualifications

  • Ability to work towards and achieve SVQ level 3 in Social Care
  • SVQ level 3 of HNC in Social Care or equivalent qualification recognised by the SSSC
  • Application Form



  • Experience of working with older people in a caring capacity
  • Experience of working with older people in a residential setting
  • Application Form
  • References
  • Interview

Specialist Knowledge

  • Knowledge of the National Care Standards
  • An understanding of the needs of older people and the aging process
  • Knowledge of dementia and how this may impact individuals and the provision of service
  • Application Form
  • Interview
  • Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Skills and Abilities

  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to undertake personal care tasks
  • Computer skills   
  • Experience of writing person centred care plans
  • Application Form
  • References
  • Interview


  • Ability to work 4 on 4 off shift pattern
  • Required to undertake Moving and Handling training
  • Required to undertake CALM training
  • Required to join the PVG Scheme for this type of regulated work
  • Required to register with the SSSC
  • Ability to travel throughout North Ayrshire.
  • Application Form
  • Interview
  • Pre/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


Reference: 36570601

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