Relief Care at Home Assistant - ORK06908

£0 - £10,000

Orkney Islands Council, Kirkwall

  • Full time
  • Temporary

Posted 48 weeks ago, 29 Mar

Closing date: Job Closed

job Ref: ORK06908

Full Job Description


Care at Home – Orkney Mainland and Isles

Relief Care at Home Assistant

Hours are offered on an as and when required basis
£13.43 per hour (including Distant Islands Allowance)
A shift allowance will be paid for unsocial hours worked where appropriate

Orkney Islands Council’s Care at Home Service is part of the fabric of our community. Our teams of skilled Care at Home Assistants make a world of difference to the people who use our Care at Home Service by providing the best possible care and support that enables people to remain in their own homes. Whether we are providing one shower visit a week or four visits daily to assist with a variety of needs from washing and dressing, assisting with medication or serving a meal, our Care at Home Assistants are making a huge difference to the lives of the people supported by the Service.

So, I ask you; are you a caring, compassionate and reliable person who is interested in supporting people in your own local community? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of people within your community? Do you want to help people thrive, not just survive? Then being a Care at Home Assistant could be just the job you are looking for.

We are looking for people who share our values, people who share our commitment to providing a high quality of service while continually striving to be the best they can be by:
• providing excellent care and support to all of our Service Users
• showing dignity and respect to all of the people we work with
• working well together as a Care at Home team.

This is an extremely rewarding role where you will be proud of the difference you make!

You should preferably hold a minimum qualification of an SVQ 2 Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6 or other relevant qualification to enable registration with the SSSC as a Worker in a Care at Home Service OR achieve this qualification within 5 years of appointment.

You are required to register with the SSSC within 6 months of appointment.

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

You should hold a full current driving licence (please note, the Council is committed to making reasonable adjustments so if you are unable to drive due to a disability your application will still be able to be considered)

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a compulsory two-week induction training programme.

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting the Home Care Office on .

The recruitment for this post is on-going.

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