Relief Social Care Assistant Various Older People's Care Facilities

Orkney Islands Council

  • Sector: Social Services, Housing and Childcare
  • Specialism: Adult Care, Adult Social Work, Child Care
  • Location: Kirkwall
  • £8.83 per hour, G437 GBP 9
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: ORK01321


Various Older People's Care Facilities 

Relief Social Care Assistant 

Hours are offered on an as and when required basis
£9.87 per hour (including Distant Islands Allowance)
A shift allowance will be paid for unsocial hours worked where appropriate

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to undertake social care responsibilities at Smiddybrae House, a residential establishment in Dounby; St Peter's House, a residential establishment in Stromness; and St Rognvald House, a residential establishment in Kirkwall, providing continuous care to the frail, elderly and those with dementia.

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 well being; including assisting with personal care in keeping with the standards of care required by the Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland (SCWIS).

Relevant experience in a similar post would be an advantage.

You should hold a minimum of SVQ Level II in Care or other relevant qualification to enable registration with the SSSC as a Support Worker in a Care Home service for Adults or be able to achieve this within 3 years. You must also register with the SSSC as a Support Worker within six months of appointment.

The 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 Shirley Harcus on 01856 872106.

The recruitment for this post is on-going.

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

Applications must be made online at

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