Peripatetic Home Carer - ORK04834

Orkney Islands Council


£19,099 to £20,237 per annum G437 Part Time Contact: Please see description Reference: ORK04834



Care at Home

Peripatetic Home Carer *

21.25 hours per week, Shift working over 7 days
£23,273 - £24,525 pro rata (including Shift Allowance and Distant Islands Allowance)

*It is essential that the above posts are occupied by a female and Part 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 will apply.

Orkney Islands Council’s Care at Home Service is part of the fabric of our community. Our teams of skilled Home Carers make a world of difference to the people who use our Care at Home Service by providing the best possible care and support we can to enable people to remain in their own homes. As a Peripatetic Home Carer, you will be filling an essential role in enabling us to provide the quality and continuity of service so important to those who use our Care at Home Service. Peripatetics are flexible, motivated individuals who like variety in their daily work lives and who can take last minute changes to routine in their stride.

So, I ask you; are you a caring, compassionate and reliable person who is interested in supporting people in your own local community? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of people within your community? Do you want to help people thrive, not just survive? Don’t like one week being the same as the next? Then being a Peripatetic Home Carer could be just the job you are looking for. We are looking for people who share our values, people who share our commitment to providing a high quality of service while continually striving to be the best they can be by:

• providing excellent care and support to all of our Service Users
• showing dignity and respect to all of the people we work with
• working well together as a Home Care team.

This is an extremely rewarding role where you will be proud of the difference you make!

You should preferably hold a minimum qualification of an SVQ 2 Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6 or other relevant qualification to enable registration with the SSSC as a Worker in a Care at Home Service OR achieve this qualification within 5 years of appointment. You are required to register with the SSSC within 6 months of appointment.

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

You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Orkney to meet the operational requirements of the Service.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a compulsory two-week induction training programme.

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting the Homecare Office. Tel: 01856 888 390.

Closing Date: Sunday 1 August 2021

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

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