Home Carer

Recruiter
Orkney Islands Council
Location
Scotland
Salary
£17,035 - £18,076 per year
Posted
21 Sep 2016
Closes
09 Oct 2016
Ref
ORK01283
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time


Advert

ORKNEY HEALTH AND CARE
Care at Home
Predominately working in the South Ronaldsay area

Home Carer

26 hours per week, Shift working over 7 days
Permanent
£20,737 - £21,882 pro rata (including Shift Allowance and Distant Islands Allowance)

It is essential that this post is occupied by a female and Part 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 will apply.

The Home Care service adopts a re-ablement model of service provision. We have moved away from the task and time approach, and ‘doing to’ or ‘doing for’ to a ‘doing with’ and maximising service users long term independence and quality of life. The service now uses Goal planning to re-able the service user to learn or relearn daily living skills and thus maximise their independence.

Homecare work is both challenging and varied, and under guidance and support from the Social Care Coordinators, you will enable individuals to achieve as much independence as possible.

This post would ideally suit someone who has recent work experience in the social care field or similar. You will need the sort of personality that enjoys interacting with people and making a difference to their lives. If you are motivated, caring, honest, have a true desire to ‘work with’ people and have a sense of fun, then this could be the job for you and we are waiting to hear from you.

You should hold SVQ 2 in Health and Social Care (Adults), or equivalent level qualification, or be willing to work towards achieving this.

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

You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Orkney to meet the operational requirements of the Service.

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

Further information on these posts is available from Rachel Ware – Operational Manager. Tel: 01856 888390.

Closing Date: Sunday 9 October 2016

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



See also:
Our Recruitment Process.pdf
Job Description and Person Specification.pdf