The Granite Care Consortium have successfully gained the commission for the delivery of Care at Home Services across the city of Aberdeen from November 2020. The Consortium are a recently formed group of local 3rd & private sector providers with decades of experience in delivering health & social care services. The Consortium was set up to create market stability, improve outcomes and build a consistent trained and skilled workforce.

VSA are looking to expand our existing Care @ home/ Housing Support Team and welcome new team members to join us.

We are welcoming applications from motivated, compassionate and responsible candidates. Experience within a care setting is preferred, but we accept applications from individuals who are looking to progress with a career in Health & Social Care. This role offers flexible working, with shifts available from 7am and latest shift finishing at 10pm. Rotas are reviewed on a fortnightly basis, we will be taking the lead from successful candidates on the hours/ days they are available to work. You will also have the added benefits of extensive training as well as the opportunity to work in a role giving great job satisfaction.

Successful applicants will be providing support to individuals in their own home setting.

Purpose of Job:

To contribute to the provision of quality services to meet the needs of service users, according to agreed VSA standards, policies and regulatory requirements.

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

Communicating effectively with individuals according to agreed standards and procedures, accessing and updating records in keeping with guidelines.

Helping to provide a safe and protective environment by complying with health, safety, and security procedures, including medication, and reporting accidents/incidents when appropriate.

Supporting service users in their daily living, according to their recognised and agreed needs, providing personal care where necessary, adhering to practices which promote well-being, choice, and treating people with dignity and respect.

Assisting service users in developing and maintaining social networks and relationships.

Assisting and encouraging service users to develop skills and knowledge to live as independently as possible, if appropriate, with reference to the risk assessment process.

Participating in the development, implementation and review of personal plans with service users.

Supporting service users appropriately when they experience a significant life change or loss.

Developing one’s knowledge and practice continuously through participation in training and development activities.

Carrying out any other tasks from time to time, provided they are reasonable and within the postholder’s capabilities.

Have awareness and work within internal control systems in your area to facilitate improvement in the quality of service provided.

Benefits – VSA believe in supporting our staff as much as our service users and offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following

£9.30 p/h, pension, holiday pay etc.

Access to SVQ/MA (where applicable)

Internal opportunities across varying client groups

Access to employee wellbeing programmes

Closing Date: 24/09/2020