Care Assistant/Escort, Lifestyles Service

Orkney Islands Council

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  • Reference: ORK03220


All Age Learning Disabilities Service
Lifestyles Service

Care Assistant/Escort

37 hours per week
£16,417 (including Distant Islands Allowance)

The Lifestyles Service is located in Kirkwall with bases at the Pickaquoy Centre and St.Colms, providing person centred day services and opportunities for adults with a variety of learning disabilities.

We are seeking to recruit someone who is highly motivated towards providing high quality services to adults with learning disabilities attending the Lifestyles Service.

The post holder will be required to assist in the provision of a transport service to meet the needs of service users that attend the Lifestyles Services.

The individual will work in a team which is responsible for ensuring transport services are flexible, sensitive and responsive to the individual needs of service users whilst promoting individuals' rights and maintaining their personal dignity. Ensuring effective and professional communication and relationships with service users, their carers and other service providers.

The individual will assist in transporting service users to and from their homes and various activities within the community, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of service users while on the bus and within the service, following each individual's support plan and medication protocols.

Whilst in the Lifestyles Service you will assist with activities, individuals personal care requirements and working collaboratively towards individuals person-centred outcomes.

The successful candidate will be required to adhere to the SSSC codes of practice for Social Service Workers and the Health and Social Care Standards.

This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with vulnerable adults.

For an informal discussion regarding the above post, please contact Alison Bews, Senior Lifestyles Co-Ordinator on 01856 873217 or 886394 or Ross Groundwater, Registered Manager on 886394 or 01856 873217

Closing Date: Sunday 31 March 2019

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

Orkney Islands Council ensures that the pay for all posts meets the Scottish Local Government Living Wage.

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