- Sector: Social Services, Housing and Childcare
- Specialism: Adult Care, Adult Social Work, Child Care
- Location: Kirkwall
- £17,382 to £18,424 per annum, G437 GBP 17382
- Hours: Part Time
- Contact: Please see description
- Reference: ORK02029
ORKNEY HEALTH AND CARE
Care at Home
Home Carer (3 posts)
3 x 26 hours per week, Shift working over 7 days
£21,168 - £22,314 pro rota (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 that enables people to remain in their own homes. Whether we are providing one shower visit a week or four visits daily to assist with a variety of needs from washing and dressing, assisting with medication or serving a meal, our Home Carers are making a huge difference to the lives of the people supported by the Service.
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? Then being a 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 hold an SVQ 2 in Health and Social Care (Adults) or equivalent level qualification, or a commitment to achieve this within 3 years.
The post is subject to membership of the 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.
Your will be required to undertake a compulsory two-week induction training programme.
Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting Billy Gunn – Registered Manager. Tel: 01856 888390.
It is anticipated that interviews will take place on Wednesday 1 and Friday 3 November 2017.
Closing Date: Sunday 22 October 2017
Please note that interview expenses are not payable for this post.
Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk