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Care at Home

Relief Social Care Co-ordinator

Hours are offered on an as and when required basis
£18.95 per hour (including Distant Islands Allowance)
A shift allowance will be paid for unsocial hours worked where appropriate

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the office of the Care at Home team based in Kirkwall. As a Social Care Co-ordinator you will play a vital role in the management and provision of Care at Home services on the Orkney Mainland and throughout the Isles. You will support the Registered Manager and our geographically based teams to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of a high-quality Care at Home service.

You will work with service users, families and partner agencies to develop person-centred care at home packages that will ensure that the individual’s outcomes are met and they are supported to remain as independent as possible in their own homes. You will assess the needs of each service user's outcomes and create support plans that demonstrate they meet the individual’s needs.

You will have active participation in quality assurance systems such as observing staff practice, reviewing of care packages, risk assessments and auditing of files. Social Care Co-ordinators play an important role in the recruitment and induction of new staff and are actively involved in the delivery of in-house training.

Line management and supervision of a number of care at home staff, organising and chairing Team Meetings and ensuring the care at home staff are well supported in their roles are key elements of a Social Care Coordinator's remit.

In order to be considered for a Social Care Coordinator role, candidates will have to hold an SVQ4 (SCQF9) in Social Services and Health care OR a practice qualification that meets the SSSC registration requirements as a Supervisor in a Care at Home Service i.e. HNC in Health and Social Care, SVQ3 (SCQF7) in Health and Social Care. You should also a supervisory qualification that meets the SSSC registration requirements as a Supervisor in a Care at Home Service, or achieve this within first period of registration.

You must be registered with the SSSC as a Supervisor in a care at home service or
or gain registration with within first six months of taking up post.

You must 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 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 Erin Johnston, Registered Manager, on (01856) 888 390.

Closing Date: Sunday 28 July 2024

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

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