Social Care Assistant (Smiddybrae)

Orkney Islands Council

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  • Reference: ORK03027


Health and Community Care
Smiddybrae House

Social Care Assistant

37 hours per week, Shift working over 7 days
£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 are met. 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 2 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: Sunday 27 January 2019

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

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