ORKNEY HEALTH AND CARE
Care at Home Services
Assistant Social Care Co-ordinator
32.5 hours per week, Shift working over seven days
Temporary until 25 December 2021
£27,688 – £30,340 pro rata (including shift allowance and Distant Islands Allowance)
An exciting opportunity has arisen within our small office team based in Kirkwall. As an ASCC you will play a vital role in the provision of Care at Home services on Orkney Mainland and throughout the Isles. You will support our small geographically based teams to ensure the delivery of a high quality Care at Home service to people who use our services. You will work with individual service users, partner agencies and families to develop person-centred support packages that will ensure that the individual’s personal care and domestic support requirements are fully met, with goals clearly identified, in line with the re-ablement ethos. You will have active participation in quality control systems such as observing staff practice, reviewing of care packages, and auditing of files. Alongside the Social Care Co-ordinators the Assistant Social Care Co-ordinators play an important role in the induction of new staff and are actively involved in the delivery of relevant in-house training.
In order to fulfil the duties required of this role you will be competent in:
• Implementation and ongoing co-ordination of high quality support packages
• Keeping up to date with current best practice and legislation
• Proven organisation and communication Skills
• Adapting and working flexibly in a constantly pressured environment
In return we offer:
• A varied, challenging and highly supported role
• The opportunity to contribute to department wide initiatives
• Opportunities for professional development
• Receptive attitude to innovative thinking
Successful applicants will hold an SVQ3 Social Services and Health Care, HNC Social Care or other relevant practice qualification to allow registration with the SSSC as a Supervisor in a Care at Home Service.
You should also hold a supervisory or management qualification at SCQF level 7 or above appropriate to allow registration with the SSSC as a Supervisor in a Care at Home Service. Where this is not held at appointment you will be required to gain it within 5 years of taking up the post.
This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with adults.
For an informal discussion, please contact Gail Harvey, Registered Manager on (01856) 888390.
Closing Date: Sunday 2 May 2021
Please note that interview expenses are not payable for this post.
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