ORKNEY HEALTH AND CARE
All Age Disabilities Service – Short Breaks and Supported Living Network
Social Care Assistant
16.34 hours per week, On a shift rota basis including weekends
£28,239 – £28,897 pro rata / £14.64 – £14.98 per hour (including shift allowance and Distant Islands Allowance)
Adult Short Breaks and Supported Living Network is based in Kirkwall and offers support to adults who have learning disabilities in their own tenancies; as well as a short breaks service for those who live with families/carers in the community. This post will predominantly be based in the Supported Living Network part of the service with deployment across the service as need identified.
Working predominantly on an individual basis and also as a member of a wider team you will adopt a person centred approach to deliver a high standard of flexible and responsive care to service users within the Supported Living Network service. You will provide support and assistance to service users to maximise and maintain their independence, support and enable individuals to access community facilities. The post holder will be required to have an awareness of and contribute to the Support Planning process.
You should have experience of and with people who have Learning Disabilities, be committed to the principles of social inclusion, re-ablement and have a good understanding of the agenda for change within disability services.
You should hold an SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6, or other relevant qualification(s) to enable registration with SSSC as a Support Worker in a Housing Support Service with Care at Home, OR, where this is not held, there is a requirement to achieve relevant qualification(s) within 5 years of appointment.
This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with adults.
You should be able to travel efficiently and effectively between work locations within Orkney to meet the operational requirements of the Service.
For an informal discussion regarding the above post, please contact Kristin Soames, Senior Social Care Worker on 01856 871431 or Inga Wilson, Registered Manager on 01856 875736 or 871960
Closing Date: Sunday 29 October 2023
Please note that interview expenses are not payable for this post.
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