Home Carer

Orkney Islands Council
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ORKNEY HEALTH AND CARE
Care at Home

Home Carer*

20.25 hours per week, Shift working over 7 days
Permanent
£21,214 - £22,360 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! To get an idea of what our home carers do please click on this link or copy and paste it into your browser: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT2ZOJCAxmk

You should hold 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 within 5 years of appointment. If not already a member you will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council who regulate the social services workforce across Scotland 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.

Further information on these posts is available from Billy Gunn – Registered Manager. Tel: 01856 888390.

Closing Date: Sunday 1 July 2018

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

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