ORKNEY HEALTH AND CARE
17 hours per week (Wednesday to Friday)
£20,332 – £21,408 / £21,682 – £23,470 (including Distant Islands Allowance)
The Lifestyles Service is located in Kirkwall with bases at the Pickaquoy Centre and St Colm’s, providing person centred day services and opportunities for adults with a range of learning disabilities.
We are seeking to recruit someone who is highly motivated towards providing high quality services to adults with learning disabilities attending the Lifestyles Service.
The Lifestyles Assistant will deliver a high standard of person centred, flexible and responsive support, working in partnership with the individual, promoting individuals rights.
You will assist in supporting, training and a re-ablement approach with a focus on maximising individual’s independence, abilities and skills in a wide range of vocational, social, leisure and community settings, both on an individual or group basis to achieve the individuals identified outcomes from their support plan.
You will establish, develop and maintain effective and professional relationships with service users, carers, staff, relevant professionals and other service providers. Assisting with individual’s personal care requirements whilst in the Lifestyles Service or community as required. Adhering to the SSSC codes of practice for Social Service Workers and the Health and Social Care Standards: my support, my life.
Skills or interests in hospitality, woodwork, horticulture or marketing would be beneficial though not essential.
To be appointed at G4:
You should have a good general standard of education, including literacy and numeracy with the requirement to achieve an SVQ2 in Social Services and Health Care within 5 years of appointment.
To be appointed at G5:
You should hold a minimum of SVQ 2 in Social Services and Health Care or equivalent in accordance with the SSSC qualification requirements for registration.
This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with adults.
For an informal discussion regarding the above post, please contact Alison Bews, Senior Lifestyles Co-Ordinator or Ross Groundwater, Registered Manager on 01856 873217 or 01856 886394.
Closing Date: Sunday 23 January 2022
Please note that interview expenses are not payable for this post.
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