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Council Offices Kirkwall Orkney, KW15 1NY
£28,857 - £29,480 per year
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Full Time
35 hours per week


Care at Home Services

Care Organiser

35 hours per week, Shift working over seven days
Temporary up to 24 October 2024
£28,857 - £29,480 / £15.81 - £16.15 per hour (including shift allowance and Distant Islands Allowance)

Do you have excellent organisational skills? Are you good at forward planning and keeping people informed? Do you have the ability to work under pressure? Are you confident and capable of working with sophisticated electronic rostering systems? If so you could be the person we are looking for!

We are looking for creative thinkers who can cope with pressure while finding solutions to last minute problems but who also feel just as comfortable dealing with the more routine aspects of the role.

You will be expected to:
• Be highly organised
• Work on your own initiative
• Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with carers, clients and colleagues.
• Maintain accurate records both electronically and on paper
• Have excellent communication skills
• Capable of ensuring the most efficient use of Home Care’s staffing resource to ensure that the quality of Service delivery is maintained at all times.

You will receive appropriate training for the role and be supported by experienced colleagues and management. You will be listened to and appreciated; any ideas and suggestions about the role will be readily accepted and openly discussed.

You should hold a qualification at SCQF 5/6 i.e., SVQ2, National 5, Standard Grades, O Grade, Intermediate 2, SVQ3, Higher, National Certificate, Foundation Apprenticeship in a relevant subject area OR, where this is not held, you should have a minimum of 2 years’ previous relevant experience, as detailed in the experience section of this person specification.

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

This post is subject to Basic Disclosure Scotland clearance.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dominic Wilson, Lead Social Care Coordinator – Care at Home & Mobile Responder Service, telephone: (01856) 888390.

Closing Date: Sunday 7 January 2024

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

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