- Organisation: Aberdeenshire Council
- Location: Banff
- Salary/Hourly Rate: £9770 – £10218
- Hours: 18.25
- Full/Part Time: Part Time
- Published: 7 February 2012
- Closing Date: 24 February 2012
- Ref. No.: ABS011750
>> You have experience of working with people with mental health problems in a social care setting as well as good people skills, sound communication skills, and the ability to work in an enabling and non judgemental way with service users. The ability to travel within Aberdeenshire is essential.
>> You will be required to support people with mental health problems to live as independently as possible which involves supporting and encouraging people with activities of daily living. There are also opportunities to assist and support people to become involved in social, educational and vocational activities.
>> This post is regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. An offer of employment by Aberdeenshire Council will be subject to the outcome of this check being satisfactory. The preferred candidate will also be required to provide an Overseas Criminal Records Check from other countries as deemed necessary. An offer of employment by Aberdeenshire will be subject to the outcome of this check being satisfactory.
Certain terms and conditions of service for this post may change under proposals to implement revised provisions, which the Council is to consult and negotiate on during February 2012.
Informal Enquiries to: Fiona Stephen on 01261 813435
>> To support people with severe and enduring illness to avoid inappropriate hospitalisation, live in the community, to develop and sustain daily living skills and to contribute towards their social inclusion.
- Assist service users with establishing and maintaining a home
- Develop and sustain service users skills in personal care, home care, budgeting and maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle
- Support service users to develop and sustain appropriate social and educational opportunities, employment or other opportunities to contribute to meet identified needs
- Contribute to service users sense of wellbeing, worth, security and ability to take responsibility for themselves
- Work collaboratively with other workers or agencies for the benefit of service users
- Undertake observation, reporting back and keyworking as necessary
- Other tasks as agreed
>> Essential Criteria
- Work in social care field
- Literacy and numeracy skills
- Willing to undertake further training
- Good interpersonal skills
- Good communication skills both written and verbal
- Non judgemental attitudes
- The ability to travel
>> Desirable Criteria
- Experience of working with people with mental health difficulties
Community Mental Health Support Worker