Relief Home Carer

Favourite Orkney Islands Council
Ref no: ORK01720
Closes: Thursday, 30th November 2017
Published: Tuesday, 6th June 2017
Location: Various Locations In Orkney
Rate: £8.83 per hour
Hours: Variable
Contract Type: Casual/Relief
Position Type: Casual/Relief
Organisation: Orkney Islands Council
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Home Care

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ORKNEY HEALTH AND CARE
Care at Home – Orkney Mainland and Isles

Relief Home Carer

Hours are offered on an as and when required basis
£9.87 per hour (including Distant Islands Allowance)
A shift allowance will be paid for unsocial hours worked where appropriate

The Care at Home service has adopted a re-ablement model of service provision. We have moved away from the task and time approach, and ‘doing to’ or ‘doing for’ to ‘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.

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

You should hold SVQ 2 in Health and Social Care (Adults), or equivalent level qualification, or be willing to work towards achieving this within 3 years of appointment.

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.

The 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 Billy Gunn, Registered Manager, tel: 01856 873535 extension 3224.

The recruitment for this post is on-going.

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