- Sector: Social Services, Housing and Childcare
- Specialism: Adult Care, Adult Social Work, Child Care
- Location: Kirkwall
- £17,382 to £18,424 per annum, G437
- Hours: Part Time
- Contact: Please see description
- Reference: ORK02678
ORKNEY HEALTH AND CARE
Mobile Community Responder
26 hours per week, Shift pattern over 7 days
Temporary Maternity Cover up to 31 March 2019
£21,214 - £22,360 pro rata (including shift allowance and Distant Islands Allowance)
The Responder Service provides a speedy response following falls or other emergencies in the home, ensuring that individuals can remain safely and independently in their own homes and enjoy quality of life. Following on from that success we wish to develop a second Responder team who will be available to provide both immediate and ongoing support to people as a short-term measure say following a fall or other minor health issue.
The work will be both challenging and varied, and under guidance from the Responder Co-ordinator you will enable individuals to achieve as much independence as possible, through the provision of some hands-on care, the use of assistive technology coupled with the ongoing 24-hour emergency support of the team.
You should have previous recent work experience in the social care field or similar. You will need the sort of personality that enjoys interacting with people and making a difference to their lives. If you are motivated, caring, honest, can remain calm in a crisis and have a sense of fun, then this could be the job for you and we are waiting to hear from you.
You should hold an SVQ2 Social Services and Health Care (SCQF6) or other relevant qualification to allow registration with the SSSC as a Support Worker in a Care at Home Service or a requirement to achieve this within 5 years of taking up post.
You are required to register with the SSSC as a Support Worker in a Care at Home Service within 6 months of taking up post.
You must hold a full, current driving licence.
Further information on this post is available from Dominic Wilson – Tel: 873535 ext 2610 or Lynda Bradford Tel 873535 ext 2605.
Closing Date: Sunday 12 August 2018
Please note that interview expenses are not payable for this post.