Mobile Community Responder - ICF Project

Orkney Islands Council
£17,382 - £18,424 per year Pro Rata
07 Aug 2017
21 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


Health and Community Care

Mobile Community Responder, ICF Project

2 x 22.5 hours per week
1 x 30 hours per week
Shift pattern over 7 days, including night duty
Temporary up to 31 March 2018
£22,037 to £23,235 (including shift allowance and Distant Islands Allowance)

The Responder Service provides a speedy response following falls or other emergencies in the home, ensuring that individuals can remain safely and independently in their own homes and enjoy quality of life. Following on from that success we have developed a second Responder team who are be available to provide both immediate and ongoing support to people as a short term measure say following a fall or other minor health issue.

The work will be both challenging and varied, and under guidance from the Responder Co-ordinator you will enable individuals to achieve as much independence as possible, through the provision of some hands on care, the use of assistive technology coupled with the ongoing 24 hour emergency support of the team.

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, can remain calm in a crisis and have a sense of fun, then this could be the job for you and we are waiting to hear from you.

Previous experience of working with older people is essential and you should hold an SVQ 2 or equivalent in Health and Social Care or achieve this qualification within a three year period.
You should hold a full, current driving licence.

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

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting Gail Harvey (01856) 873535 ext 2610 or Lynda Bradford (01856) 873535 ext 2605.

Closing Date: Sunday 20 August 2017

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

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