ORKNEY ISLANDS COUNCIL
Education, Leisure and Housing
Housing Services – Rae’s Close, Stromness and Lambaness, Kirkwall
Relief Sheltered Housing Warden
Hours are offered on an as and when required basis
£10.52 per hour (including Distant Islands Allowance)
A shift allowance will be paid for unsocial hours worked where appropriate.
We are looking for Relief Sheltered Housing Wardens to assist in the provision of housing support to people living within Orkney Islands Council’s Sheltered Housing. You will be responsible, enthusiastic and self motivated.
You will need experience of working with adults with support needs and ideally of working with older people. In addition, you should have excellent communication skills, be a good listener and be well organised and reliable. You should be committed to supporting, encouraging and enabling tenants to make informed choices and maintain their independence and personal dignity.
You should hold an SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF level 6 or another relevant qualification to enable registration with the SSSC as a Support Worker in a Housing Support Service or achieve this qualification within 5 years of appointment.
You should be able to work alone and also as part of a team and uphold the highest levels of confidentiality.
Seven day shift working is required and a shift allowance is payable for weekend working hours. Opportunities to undertake sleep-in cover may be available, for which a sleep-in allowance is payable.
This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with adults.
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Housing Services on 01856 873535 ext 2170.
Closing date: Sunday 4 April 2021
Please note that interview expenses are not payable for this post.
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