Social Care Assistant

Orkney Islands Council

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  • Reference: ORK02903


Orkney Health and Community Care

Social Care Assistant (Ref: ORK02903)

22.2 hours per week, day and night shifts over seven days
Temporary to 11 May 2019
£22,083 - 23,281 pro rata (including shift allowance and Distant Islands Allowance)

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 Care Inspectorate.

Experience of working in Social Care services in particular those based working in the community is essential. You should hold an SVQ 2 in Social Care, or other relevant qualification, to enable registration with the SSSC as a Support Worker in a Care Home Service or achieve this within 5 years of appointment. You must also register with SSSC within 6 months of appointment.

This post is subject to Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with adults.

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting Karen Rendall, Manager on 01856 871134 or email

Closing Date: Sunday 18 November 2018

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

Applications must be made online at

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