Care Assistant

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
£23,633.23 - £25,829.49 GBP yearly

Proposed Interview Date: Week Commencing Monday 22 July 2024

Closing Date: Sunday 14 July 2024

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: FC4 £23,633.23- £25,829.49

Working Pattern: 36 Hours per week

Location: Based in Dunfermline Area


Supporting Statement

As part of your application, you must provide us with a Supporting Statement which outlines to us how your skills and experience make you a good candidate for this vacancy. For more information, check out the  section of our Career Site. Without a Supporting Statement, your application will not be progressed. Please upload your Supporting Statement at the section marked ‘upload resumé’. Your Supporting Statement must not be a CV. More information is available on our Career site at www.fife.gov.uk/jobs/supportingstatement.


Job Details

Supporting adults with learning disabilities and/or mental health disorders within their own homes and to access the local community.

This role includes day shifts, late shifts, sleepovers and nightshifts and weekend working all applicants must be able to do all shift patterns. This may be in a shared tenancy or single tenancy; successful applicants will be expected lone work at times.

Successful applicants will be provided with all necessary training such as Moving and Handling, CALM, ESCAPES.

A link to the role profile is included at the bottom of the advert. You will find out more about the job and the type of person we are looking for. 


The Person

  • Must have, or be willing to achieve in the first period of registration, the Social Services and Healthcare SCQF level 6 (equivalent to SVQ2) or equivalent to meet Scottish Social Services Council registration
  • Communication skills, Organisational skills, Ability to manage and prioritise workload, Ability to work with minimal supervision, Team working skills, Literacy skills, Basic IT skills
  • Ability to provide support to individuals with personal care needs, Moving & Handling, ability to undertake physical tasks e.g. being able to comfortably kneel on beds and floors and able to rise without difficulty.

As this role requires SSSC registration, the successful applicant will have three months to apply for registration. 

If appointed, you must start your application as soon as possible so you're registered within the required six months. More details are included in the role profile

Before confirming your appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme membership through Disclosure Scotland and become a member of the relevant PVG scheme. 


Further Information

  • Role Profile - When preparing your supporting statement, review the role profile and think about how you meet the essential criteria Role Profile
  • How We Work Matters - Our employees are expected to display and promote certain behaviours in the workplace. See our How We Work Matters behaviour framework for more information.
  • Employee Benefits - Employees have access to a benefits package that offers discounts on a wide range of products and services.
  • Directorate Information - Council Department information
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For further Information please contact: Sharon Sword - sharon.sword@fife.gov.uk