Social Care Assistant

Orkney Islands Council

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  • Reference: ORK03296


St Rognvald’s House

Social Care Assistant

22.5 hours per week, Shift working over seven days
£22,549 - £23,759 pro rata (including shift allowance and Distant Islands Allowance)

You will be required to carry out tasks and duties delegated by senior staff in an effective and efficient manner ensuring at all times the social and domestic care needs of service users. You will observe the principles of confidentiality in all aspects of practice and ensure the safety and comfort of service users, attending to their general care and well being; including assisting with personal care in keeping with the standards of care required by the Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland (SCWIS). Relevant experience in a similar post would be an advantage.

You should hold a minimum of SVQ Level 2 in Care to enable registration with the SSSC or be able to achieve this within 5 years. You must also register as a Support Worker with the SSSC within six months of appointment.

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

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting Shirley Miller on 01856 872106.

Closing Date: Sunday 28 April 2019

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

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