ORKNEY HEALTH & CARE
Physical Disability Service
Social Care Worker
37 hours per week, shift work on a rota basis covering 7 days a week
Temporary up to 31 March 2021
£24,813 - £26,893 / £27,658 - £30,310 (including shift allowance and 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. There will be opportunity to work in all parts of the service, as the service requires.
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person who is able to work both on an individual basis and as a member of a team. You will adopt a person-centred, outcome focused 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 service users 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 for people with disabilities is essential.
To be appointed on G5
You should hold an SVQ 2 or equivalent level qualification in Social Care AND achieve an SVQ 3 in Social Care or another relevant qualification to enable registration with the SSSC within 5 years of appointment as a Practitioner in a Housing Support service with Care at Home.
To be appointed on G6
You should hold an SVQ 3 in Social Care or another relevant qualification to enable registration with the SSSC as a Practitioner in a Housing Support service with Care at Home.
You are required to register with the SSSC as a Practitioner in a Housing Support service with Care at Home within 6 months of employment.
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 Liz Thomson, Senior Social Care Worker or Dominic Wilson, Registered Manager on 01856 871960.
Closing Date: Sunday 6 December 2020
Please note that interview expenses are not payable for this post.