Relief Social Care Assistant, Short Breaks and Supported Accommodation

Vacancy posted: Friday, 14 October 2016

Salary: 8.83 - 8.83
Location: Orkney Islands

Closing date: 30 April 2017
Job ref. no.: ORK01322


All Age Learning Disabilities Service
Short Breaks and Supported Accommodation

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

The All Age Learning Disability Short Breaks and Supported Accommodation is based in Kirkwall and offers support to adults with learning disabilities who live in their own homes and with families/carers in the community.

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals who are 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 and Short Breaks. You will provide support and assistance to service users to maximise and maintain their independence, including support and assistance to help them access community facilities. You should have experience of working with people who have disabilities and be committed to the principles of social inclusion. Day and Night shifts will be available.

You should hold an SVQ 2 in Health and Social Care or another relevant qualification to enable registration with the SSSC or achieve this qualification within 3 years of commencement of employment and gain registration with the SSSC within 6 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 regarding the above post please contact Pauline Nicholson, Registered Manager on 01856 871431.

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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