- Sector: Social Services, Housing and Childcare
- Specialism: Adult Care, Adult Social Work, Child Care
- Location: Kirkwall
- £19,928 to £24,771 per annum, G537
- Hours: Part Time
- Contact: Please see description
- Reference: ORK03350
ORKNEY HEALTH & CARE
Physical Disability Service
Social Care Worker, Glaitness Centre
19.5 hours per week, shift work on a rota basis covering 7 days a week
Temporary maternity cover up to 29 February 2020
£24,077 - £26,094 / £26,836 - £29,405 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 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.
Previous experience of working within social care services, in particular this for people with disabilities is essential.
To be appointed at G5
You should hold an SVQ2 in Social Services and Health Care or other relevant qualification(s) AND achieve an SVQ 3 Social Services and Health Care or other relevant qualification to enable registration with the SSSC as a Practitioner in a Housing Support Service with Care at Home within 5 years of appointment.
To be appointed at G6
You should hold an SVQ 3 Social Services and Health Care or other relevant qualification to enable registration with the SSSC as a Practitioner in a Housing Support Service with Care at Home within 5 years of appointment.
You are required to register with the SSSC as a Practitioner in a Housing Support Service with Care at Home within 6 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 Dominic Wilson, Registered Manager on 01856 871960.
Closing Date: Sunday 2 June 2019
Please note that interview expenses are not payable for this post.
Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk