Social Care Assistant

Orkney Islands Council

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  • Reference: ORK02988


St Rognvald’s House

Social Care Assistant

37 hours per week, Shift working over seven days
Temporary maternity cover for a period of up to 14 May 2019
£21,214 - £22,360 (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 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 or be able to achieve this qualification within 5 years. You must also register with the SSSC as a Support Worker in a Care Home Service 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 the post please contact Shirley Harcus on 01856 872106.

Closing Date: Sunday 23 December 2018

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

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