Social Care Assistant - St Peter's House

Orkney Islands Council

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  • Reference: ORK03493


Health and Community Care
St Peter’s House

Social Care Assistant

37 hours per week, Shift working over seven days 
Temporary maternity cover from 1 September 2019 up to 29 August 2020
£22,549 - £23,759 (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 wellbeing; including assisting with personal care in keeping with the standards of care required by the Care Inspectorate.

Previous experience in social care is highly desirable. You should hold an SVQ 2 in Social Care, or other relevant qualification, to enable registration with the SSSC as a Support Worker in a Care Home Service or achieve this within 5 years of appointment. You must also register with SSSC within 6 months of appointment.

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

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Marina Stanger, Registered Manager on 01856 771100.

Closing Date: Sunday 28 July 2019

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

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