Social Care Assistant

Recruiter
myjobscotland
Location
Kirkwall
Salary
£17,035 - £18,076 per year Pro Rata
Posted
20 Apr 2017
Closes
20 May 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Advert

ORKNEY HEALTH AND CARE
Physical Disability Service - Glaitness Centre

Social Care Assistant

1 x 33.5 hours per week
1 x 30.5 hours per week
Shift working on a rota basis over 7 days a week
Temporary until 31 March 2018 in the first instance
£20,736 - £21,881 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. 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.


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 3 years of appointment. You should also have experience of working in social care services, in particular those based working in the community.

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 Gail Harvey, Registered Manager on 01856 871960.

Closing Date: Monday 1 May 2017

Please note that interview expenses are not payable for this post.


See also: Our Recruitment Process.pdf
Job Description and Person Specification.pdf