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Jobs at Aberdeenshire Council
Make a Difference Every Day – Make Homecare your career
We regularly recruit Homecarers across Aberdeenshire. We hope the following information gives you a good idea of who we are and of the role we are seeking to fill.
Are you are the kind of person who wants more out of your job? You know that by contributing to your community, you will help other people stay part of it? If so, you are very important to us.
If you bring all the right people skills, patience, enthusiasm, punctuality, compassion, we will offer you the chance of a fulfilling career along with fantastic training opportunities which may lead to qualifications.
More details about the career of homecare and how to apply are available on this page or why not visit a local event, taking place all over Aberdeenshire where you can meet employees, discuss the job, get a cup of tea, complete an application form.
If you’re the kind of person who wants more from a job, who is interested in people and wants to help others retain their place in their community, then homecare is the career for you!
We need homecarers who are warm, open and understand the needs and feelings of people who use our service. Often frail and vulnerable, our service users want someone who can help them with practical daily living tasks but who listens, can offer advice or help them access what they need. Someone who respects their confidentiality.
Respectful of dignity and privacy, you must know when people need to laugh or when to cry.
Many people in our society need some form of care. Homecarers are at the heart of a community and have an important role to play in the well being of older people and people with disabilities, enabling them to continue to live in their own homes.
You could help people maintain their dignity and independence.
For some people, daily living tasks have become difficult. As a homecarer, you provide care and support, including helping people with dressing, personal care and practical support at home. The satisfaction of helping someone live a more independent life can be extremely rewarding.
You can make a difference!!
If you are a patient, punctual person with enthusiasm and compassion and understand the needs and rights of older people and people with disabilities, this could be the career for you. You must have the ability to work on your own initiative to our service standards as well as being a member of a team, working together to deliver a consistent, quality service. If you are not shy of hard work and are willing to undertake or already hold an SVQ 2 or equivalent qualification, we need you. You must communicate efficiently and respectfully with people of all ages, their families and other professionals.
A Homecare Apprenticeship allows you the opportunity to work alongside experienced Homecare Staff to become fully trained and qualified. We deliver the SVQ in Health and Social Care and much more on the job training, our Apprentices are paid the living wage of £8.51 per hour – find out more about our Apprenticeship Schemes.