ORKNEY HEALTH AND CARE
Physical Disability Service
Social Care Worker
18.5 hours per week, Shift work on a rota basis covering 7 days a week
Temporary maternity cover for a period up to 15 February 2023
£24,975 – £27,055/ £27,820 – £30, 472 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, as the service requires.
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person who is able to work both on an individual basis and as a member of a team. You will adopt a person-centred, outcome focused 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 service users to maximise and maintain their independence and to access community facilities. 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.
Experience of working with this service user group or in social care is essential.
To be appointed at G5
You should hold an SVQ2 or equivalent SCQF level 5 qualification in care and achieve an SVQ3 or equivalent SCQF level 6 qualification in Social Care or achieve within 5 years of appointment.
To be appointed at/progression to G6
You should hold an SVQ 3 or equivalent SCQF level 6 qualification in Social Care.
You are required to register with the SSSC as a Practitioner in a Housing Support service with Care at Home within 6 months of employment.
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 Liz Thomson, Senior Social Care Worker or Dominic Wilson, Registered Manager on 01856 871960.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 23 January 2022
Please note that interview expenses are not payable for this post.
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