- 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: ORK03048
ORKNEY HEALTH AND CARE
Physical Disability Service - Glaitness Centre
Social Care Assistant
18.5 hours per week
£21,214 to £22,360 pro rata (including Distant Islands Allowance)
The Glaitness Centre is located in Kirkwall and comprises purpose built supported accommodation, a short breaks house, and day care facilities for people with physical disabilities.
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual who is able to work both on an individual basis and as a member of a team. You will adopt a person centred approach to deliver a high standard of flexible and responsive care to service users within the Supported Accommodation, Short Breaks and Day Service. You will provide support and assistance to service users using the re-ablement approach that includes support and assistance to maximise and maintain their independence and to access community facilities. You should have knowledge and experience of Support Planning and Risk Assessing in relation to people who have disabilities and be committed to the principles of social inclusion.
Experience of working in Social Care services in particular those based working in the community is essential.
You should hold an SVQ Social Services and Healthcare or other relevant qualification(s) to enable registration with SSSC as a Support Worker in a Housing Support Service with Care at Home or requirement to achieve relevant qualification(s) within 5 years of appointment.
You are required to register with the SSSC as a Support Worker in a Housing Support Service with Care at Home within 5 years 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 regarding the above post, please contact Dominic Wilson, Registered Manager on 01856 871960.
Closing Date: Sunday 27 January 2019
Please note that interview expenses are not payable for this post.
Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk