Social Care Assistant (Smiddybrae)

Orkney Islands Council

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  • Reference: ORK02999


Orkney Health and Care, Smiddybrae House

Social Care Assistant

14.8 hours per week, on a shift rota basis
£21,214 - £22,360 pro rata (Including shift allowance and Distant Islands Allowance)

We are seeking to recruit an individual who is highly motivated towards providing high quality services to older people in our care home. The post holder will be required to undertake tasks as delegated by senior staff, but also need to be able to use their own initiative at times. The post requires adherence to Care Standards and Codes of Practice as well as a positive attitude towards optimum fulfilment of older peoples' lives.

Relevant experience in social care is highly desirable. You should hold a minimum of SVQ Level II in Health and Social Care or other relevant qualification to enable registration with the SSSC or be able to achieve this within 5 years of appointment.

You must also register with the SSSC as a Support Worker in a Care Home Service within six months of appointment.

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

For an informal discussion about these posts, please contact Marina Stanger, Unit Lead on 01856 771100.

Closing Date: Wednesday 2 January 2019

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

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