Mobile Community Responder

Orkney Islands Council

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  • Reference: ORK03268


Health and Community Care

Mobile Community Responder (3 posts)

2 x 30 hours posts
1 x 26 hours post

Temporary until 31st March 2020 in the first instance, Shift working over 7 days
£23,476 to £24,741 pro rata (including shift allowance and Distant Islands Allowance)

Are you caring, compassionate and looking to make a difference to people’s lives? Then your next job is closer than you think.

As a member of our Community Responder (Green) Team you will be an integral part of Orkney Health and Care’s Care in the Community service provision and as such you’ll have the satisfaction of making a real difference to the everyday lives of vulnerable adults who need a helping hand to remain independent and secure in their own homes.

The role is varied and challenging involving as it does, supporting people when they are transferred home from either an acute hospital bed or from a spell in respite care or supporting people who might need care in their home for a short spell to avoid hospital admission. The service you will provide is person-centred with the focus being wherever possible for people to regain their health and confidence and go on to be fully independent once again.

This post would ideally suit someone who has recent work experience in the social care field or similar. You will need the sort of personality that enjoys interacting with people and making a difference to their lives. If you are motivated, caring, honest, can remain calm in a crisis and have a sense of fun, this may be the job you have been looking for.

Duties include:
• Providing personal care & support
• Meal preparation
• Assisting with medication
• Washing and dressing
• Helping people to get up and go to bed

In return for your hard work and dedication you will receive:
• Regular shift pattern (work life balance)
• Contracted hours
• Competitive rate of pay
• Company pension scheme
• Excellent career progression opportunities via SVQCF Level 2
• Paid holidays
• Full paid training and ongoing support

You should hold an SVQ2 Social Services and Health Care (SCQF6) or other relevant qualification to allow registration with the SSSC as a Support Worker in a Care at Home Service or a requirement to achieve this within 5 years of taking up post.

You are required to register with the SSSC as a Support Worker in a Care at Home Service within 6 months of taking up post.

You should hold a full, current driving licence that enables you to drive legally in the UK.

If you are interested in this post and would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us for a friendly chat. Further information on this post is available from Dominic Wilson – Tel: 873535 ext 2610 or Billy Gunn Tel 873535 ext 2605.

Closing Date: Sunday 2 June 2019

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

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