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Vacancy Support Worker (Livingston, West Lothian)
Employer West Lothian Council
Vacancy type Full Time Job
Reference number Sup410
Form of employment Not specified
Salary / Rate £23,143.00
Hours Not specified
Published 19/05/2020
Closing date 31/05/2020

Job description

West Lothian Council are seeking a full time Support Worker on a permanent basis. The post holder will be based in Eliburn Day Centre, Livingston, a social care setting that provides a service to adults who have a learning disability, associated physical disabilities and who also have complex health care needs and life limiting conditions. Service users attending the Eliburn Unit are vulnerable adults who require the support of members of staff to enable them to enjoy their time and take part in activities with the local community.


The purpose of this role is to contribute to the development and implementation of programme plans for service users whether in the centre of community based, to provide practical support in meeting physical and emotional needs of service users and to work as part of a team to ensure that all services are delivered flexibly, innovatively and in a responsive manner. The scope of this role is to work jointly with other members of the team to provide a quality service for service users based on their assessed needs, to work within the framework of the Council's values and standards policies and procedures e.g. Health and Safety policy and procedure and to provide personal care where required as per care plans.

Essential criteria

Essential requirements for this role are: SVQ Level 3/ HNC in Health and Social Care or equivalent; Experience of working with service users who have profound multiple learning disabilities and physical disabilities; Experience of working within a team environment; Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team; Knowledge of safe working practices and risk assessment; Experience of the management of medication and; Experience of supporting people to undertake events and activities within the community including swimming.

Desirable criteria

Desirable requirements for this role are: Knowledge of the use of care and support plans; An understanding of a person centred approach within the risk assessment framework; An understanding of the law about Adult Support and Protection and; Good communication skills both verbally and written.

Additional information

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 West Lothian Council.

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