Relief Social Care Assistant, Glaitness Centre

Orkney Islands Council


From £9.90 per hour Full Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: ORK05085


Physical Disability Service - Glaitness Centre

Relief Social Care Assistant

Hours are offered on an as and when required basis
£11.08 per hour (including Distant Islands Allowance)
A shift allowance will be paid for unsocial hours worked where appropriate

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 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.

You should have experience of working in Social Care.

You should hold an SVQ2 in Health and Social Care, or other relevant qualification to enable registration with the SSSC, or achieve a relevant qualification within 5 years of commencement of employment. You must register with the SSSC 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 regarding the above post, please contact Dominic Wilson, Registered Manager or Liz Thomson, Senior Social Care Worker, on 01856 871960.

Closing Date: Sunday 24 October 2021

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

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