ORKNEY HEALTH AND CARE
Mobile Community Responder
Hours are offered on an as and when required basis
£14.08 per hour (pay award pending December 2023) (including shift allowance and Distant Islands Allowance )
The Responder Service provides a rapid response following falls or other emergencies in the home, ensuring that individuals can remain safely and independently in their own homes and enjoy quality of life. The work will be both challenging and varied, and under guidance from the Responder Co-ordinator.
Red Team shifts will include providing assistive technology, and ongoing 24-hour emergency on call support to enable individuals to achieve as much independence as possible.
Green Team shifts will include supporting people when they are transferred home from either an acute hospital bed or a spell in respite care or supporting people who might need care in their home for a short spell to avoid hospital admission. The service you will provide is person-centred with the focus being wherever possible for people to regain their health and confidence and go on to be fully independent once again.
This role would ideally suit someone who has recent work experience in the social care field or similar. You will need the sort of personality that enjoys interacting with people and making a difference to their lives. If you are motivated, caring, honest, can remain calm in a crisis, then this could be the job for you, and we are waiting to hear from you.
In return for your hard work and dedication you will receive:
• Regular shift pattern
• Contracted hours
• Competitive rate of pay
• Company pension scheme
• Excellent career progression opportunities via SVQCF Level 2
• Paid holidays
• Full paid training and ongoing support
You should hold an SVQ2 Social Services and Health Care (SCQF6) or other relevant qualification to allow registration with the SSSC as a Support Worker in a Care at Home Service or a requirement to achieve this within 5 years of taking up post.
You are required to register with the SSSC as a Support Worker in a Care at Home Service within 6 months of taking up post.
The work could be anywhere on the Orkney mainland so a full current driving licence is essential (please note, the Council is committed to making reasonable adjustments so if you are unable to drive due to a disability your application will still be able to be considered).
These posts are subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with adults.
If you are interested in this post and would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us for a friendly chat. Further information on this post is available from Sandra Kestrel – Tel: 873535 ext 2610
Closing Date: Sunday 26 November 2023
Please note that interview expenses are not payable for this post.
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