Social Care Assistant - Smiddybrae - ORK03911

Orkney Islands Council

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  • Reference: ORK03911


Smiddybrae House

Social Care Assistant

22.2 hours per week, shift working over 7 days
£22,549 to £23,759 pro rata (including shift allowance and Distant Islands Allowance)

We are seeking to recruit an individual who is highly motivated towards providing high quality services to older people in our care home. The post holder will be required to undertake tasks as delegated by senior staff, but also need to be able to use their own initiative at times. The post requires adherence to Care Standards and Codes of Practice as well as a positive attitude towards optimum fulfillment of older people’s lives.

Previous experience in social care is highly desirable.

You should hold an SVQ 2 in Health and 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 as a Support Worker in a Care Home Service 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.

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

Closing Date: Sunday 2 February 2020

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

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