ORKNEY HEALTH & CARE
All Age Disabilities Service – Short Breaks and Supported Living Network
Social Care Assistant
24.25 hours per week
Temporary up to 31 March 2021
£23,243 – £24,495 pro rata (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.
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 and to access community facilities and have an awareness of contributing 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 and have a good understanding of the agenda for change within disability services.
You should hold an SVQ 2 in Health & Social Care or other relevant qualification(s) to enable registration with SSSC or 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.
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 871431 or 873535 ext 2634.
Closing Date: Sunday 4 October 2020
Please note that interview expenses are not payable for this post.
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