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Job Title: Support Worker

Company Name: West Lothian Council

Location: Livingston, West Lothian

Hours / Days Of Work: 30 hours per week

Job Type: Part-Time

Salary: £26,560 - £28,474 per year

Job Description:
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate practical skills, knowledge and understanding in supporting and enabling service users by providing total ‘hands-on care’ with their intimate and personal care needs, physical management and mobility, lunches/snacks and drinks as well as in all areas of social wellbeing. Service users also require the support of members of staff with their communication skills including enabling and supporting service users to express their likes, dislikes and wishes. This role is very demanding and you must be able to physically support service users to access community based and in house activities in a way that ensures service user’s experiences are meaningful. The successful candidate will be expected to record information and maintain a degree of paperwork including involvement with care plans.

Experience And Qualifications:
Experience of working with service users who have a profound multiple learning disability and physical disability. Experience of working within a team environment. Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team. Knowledge of safe working practices and risk assessment. Experience of the management of medication. Experience of supporting people to undertake events and activities within the community including swimming. This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. 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.

Application Process:
Apply via via West Lothian Council's online application process

Closing Date: 05/06/2023

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