Day Service Officer - Permanent

Recruiter
Renfrewshire Council
Location
United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
14 Jul 2017
Closes
08 Aug 2017
Job Type
Contract
Advert
Based at Spinners Gate Resource Centre, 15 Maxwellton Road, Paisley, PA1 2RH

You will work as part of a team responsible for the day to day operation and development of a day service for adults with complex learning disabilities and autism. You will co-ordinate and provide a range of activities within the main unit at Spinners Gate along with accessing a range of community based resources.

The main duties of the post will include: providing direct support to staff teams working with adults with autism. Providing direct support both in 1:1 situations and in small groups to adults with autism and complex learning disabilities, this may include duties relating to: personal care, health needs, challenging behaviour etc. You will also be involved in the implementation of person centred care and risk plans and implementation and evaluation of service requests. You will assist in the development and delivery of imaginative and innovative practice, approaches and methodology associated to supporting adults with autism and complex learning disabilities.

You must have a knowledge and understanding of the needs of people with autism and complex learning disabilities and the ability to: complete written and electronic records, care plans; undertake risk assessments; provide personal care and record daily care notes etc, with a knowledge of computer IT packages.

You will have effective organisational and interpersonal skills and able to work on your own initiative with the ability to work closely and share practice across a range of teams and agencies. You will have effective communication skills which you will use when dealing with service users, carers and other professionals in supporting individuals across the full spectrum of autism and learning disabilities.

You must have a person centred approach and be enthusiastic, motivated, courteous & respectful with a pleasant, positive, professional attitude. You will have a responsible approach to sensitive information and a positive view of the welfare of people and families experiencing difficulties.

It is essential that you are willing to work towards obtaining SVQ level 3 in Social Care. Possession of this qualification would be an advantage.

You must also be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends and have flexibility to work across the Social Work Service.

If successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check, the level of check will be determined by the duties of the post. If you would like further information in relation to Disclosure Scotland checks, please visit .

Closing Date - Monday 24th July 2017

See also:
Day Service Officer (ISS) - Job Outline.docx