ORKNEY HEALTH AND CARE
Health and Community Care
Social Care Assistant
26.5 hours per week, Shift working on a rota basis over 7 days a week
£24,339 – £25,591 pro rata (including shift allowance and Distant Islands Allowance)
The Glaitness Centre is located in Kirkwall and comprises purpose built supported accommodation, a short breaks house, and day care facilities for people with physical disabilities. There will be opportunity to work in all parts of the service, including occasional night shift as the service requires.
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual who is able to work both on an individual basis and as a member of a team. You will adopt a person centred approach to deliver a high standard of flexible and responsive care to service users within the Supported Accommodation, Short Breaks and Day Service. You will provide support and assistance to service users using the re-ablement approach that includes support and assistance to maximise and maintain their independence and to access community facilities.
Experience of working in Social Care services, particularly those based working in the community is essential. You should have knowledge and experience of Support Planning and Risk Assessing in relation to people who have disabilities and be committed to the principles of social inclusion.
Applicants should hold an SVQ2 in Care, or other relevant qualification to enable registration with the SSSC or, where the essential qualification is not held, be able to achieve this within 5 years of commencement in 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 regarding the above post, please contact Inga Wilson, Registered Manager, on 01856 871960.
Closing Date: Sunday 27 November 2022
Please note that interview expenses are not payable for this post.
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