ORKNEY HEALTH AND CARE
Criminal Justice and Public Protection
Relief Appropriate Adult
Hours are offered on an as and when required basis
£13.50 per hour (please note pay award pending December 2023) (including Distant Islands Allowance)
A shift allowance will be paid for unsocial hours worked where appropriate
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Orkney Health and Care to join our team of Appropriate Adults and supporting the delivery of the service. The role is working on a supply basis (as and when required).
The Appropriate Adult service has been operating in Orkney on a voluntary basis, however, recently became part of statutory services provided by the local authority and a recruitment programme is currently underway. Appropriate Adults provide communication support to those with a mental disorder, aged 16 and over during police or other investigation agency, processes or enquiries investigations. Suitable applicants would have an interest or relevant experience (professional, voluntary or in a personal capacity) of working with adults who may have, a mental illness, learning disability, dementia, Autism/ADHD and/or acquired brain injuries or related conditions.
The right candidate would be a good communicator, potentially having experience of assisting vulnerable adults with communication. The hourly rate of pay is subject to enhanced payment rates for unsociable hours. Successful candidates will form part of a cadre of response as and when requested by the relevant investigation agency. Successful candidates will also be required to travel efficiently and effectively to various locations across Orkney to meet the operational requirements of the service at any time of the day or night. A full current driving licence is essential.
What we can offer:
• Full Training and Support (consistently throughout the year once established in the role too)
• Hourly Attendance Fee, including enhanced rates for unsociable hours
• Travel Expenses
• Ability to partake in national discussions/forums
• Mental Health Support if required. Please note: there are no guaranteed hours with this position, Appropriate Adults are used as and when required by the police or other investigative agency.
You should be able to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Orkney to meet the operational requirements of the Service.
This post is subject to membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with adults.
For an informal discussion about these roles, please contact Callan Curtis, Public Protection Lead Officer telephone: (01856) 873535 extension 2604 or email [email protected]
Closing Date: Sunday 5 January 2024
Please note that interview expenses are not payable for this post.
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