Relief Social Care Assistant Various Older People's Care Facilities

Vacancy posted: Friday, 14 October 2016

Salary: 8.83 - 8.83
Location: Orkney Islands

Closing date: 30 April 2017
Job ref. no.: ORK01321


Various Older People's Care Facilities

Relief Social Care Assistant

Hours are offered on an as and when required basis
£9.87 per hour (including Distant Islands Allowance)
A shift allowance will be paid for unsocial hours worked where appropriate

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to undertake social care responsibilities at Smiddybrae House, a residential establishment in Dounby; St Peter's House, a residential establishment in Stromness; and St Rognvald House, a residential establishment in Kirkwall, providing continuous care to the frail, elderly and those with dementia.

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 as a Support Worker in a Care Home service for Adults or be able to achieve this within 3 years. You must also register with the SSSC as a Support Worker 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 this post please contact Shirley Harcus on 01856 872106.

The recruitment for this post is on-going.

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

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About Orkney Islands Council

Forget images of remote islands - Orkney is well served by superb modern transport links.

Forget the idea of a few people in the middle of no-where - Orkney is home to over 20,000 people.

Orkney may bring to mind certain images, but the chances are they are, to say the least, a little off the mark. Sure, we're a bit off the beaten track, but the needs of our community are just the same as anywhere else. And, as a result, the opportunities we can offer you are comparable with those you'll find elsewhere. Of course, there are a few differences: for starters Orkney consists of 100,000 hectares spread over 70+ small islands (19 of which are inhabited), so, like our service users, you'll need to make the most of the transportation links which are vital to Orkney's social and economic well-being.

Orkney Islands Council may be the smallest local authority in Scotland, but we can offer some big challenges. And big opportunities. This could be your big chance to make the move, and make a difference.

OIC has an impact on many aspects of everyday life. With around 1,800 staff, we are also the countyâ€â„¢s biggest employer.

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