Relief Escort / Care Assistant - ORK07025

£20,001 - £30,000

Orkney Islands Council, Kirkwall

  • Full time
  • Temporary

Posted 40 weeks ago, 25 May

Closing date: Job Closed

job Ref: ORK07025

Full Job Description


All Age Learning Disabilities Service
Lifestyles Service

Relief Escort/Care Assistant

Hours are offered on an as and when required basis
£12.17 per hour (including Distant Islands Allowance)
A shift allowance will be paid for unsocial hours worked where appropriate

The Lifestyles Service is located in Kirkwall with bases at the Pickaquoy Centre and St.Colms Cafe & Crafts, providing person centred day services and opportunities for adults with a variety of learning disabilities.

We are seeking to recruit someone who is highly motivated towards providing high quality services to adults with learning disabilities attending the Lifestyles Service.

You will be required to assist in the provision of a transport service to meet the needs of service users that attend the Lifestyles Services.

The individual will work in a team which is responsible for ensuring transport services are flexible, sensitive and responsive to the individual needs of service users whilst promoting individuals rights and maintaining their personal dignity. Ensuring effective and professional communication and relationships with service users, their carers and other service providers.

You will assist in transporting service users to and from their homes and various activities within the community, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of service users while on the bus and within the service, following each individuals support plan and medication protocols.

Whilst in the Lifestyles Service you will assist with activities, individuals personal care requirements while working towards individuals person centred outcomes.

You should have a good general standard of education, including literacy and numeracy. An SVQ2 in Social Services and Health Care is desirable.

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

You will adhere to the SSSC codes of practice for Social Service Workers.

For an informal discussion regarding the above post, please contact Alison Bews, Senior Lifestyles Co-Ordinator or Ross Groundwater, Registered Manager on or 886394.

The recruitment for the post is ongoing

Please note interview expenses are not payable for this post.

Orkney Island Council ensures that the pay for all posts meets the Scottish Local Living Wage.