Pulteneytown Peoples’ Project are currently seeking to recruit two Health Co-ordinator/Support workers for 23 – 30 hours per week, to work within their Homelink team, and be part of an initiative to develop wider care services in the local community. The staff will work as part of a team but have their own identified caseload. This involves helping to teach independent life skills to service users to allow them to manage their tenancy. Teach them skills such as budgeting, healthy lifestyle, cooking, decorating and making their house a home so they can maintain their tenancy without support.
The successful applicants must be able to work on their own initiative as well as part of a team and be part of a team delivering a high standard of care. The candidates should be computer literate and manage their paperwork system.
The successful candidates must have the ability to engage with people, be enthusiastic and make their clients feel valued, respected and empowered. Candidates will also participate in multi-agency work, working alongside the housing sector, Women’s Aid, social workers, health visitors, North Highland College staff, Job Centre Plus, and other identified agencies to provide a holistic approach to your client’s needs. Successful candidates will be part of a multi team consisting of housing support and care at home and on occasion, you may have to cover with care at home clients.
Once they have completed 12 months experience, all staff must be willing to work towards their SVQ 3 in Social Service and Health Care. We will support and pay the course costs to achieve this qualification, as well as a comprehensive training package, and personal development plan, supervision and comprehensive induction, giving the right candidate the opportunity to develop a career with qualifications and the ability to work to a high standard.
We are looking for candidates with ‘real life’ experiences who want to work within their community and who can support others and we will support them to gain the qualifications. Candidates must meet the SSSC standards and be deemed a ‘fit and proper’ person to deliver support. They must also have a valid driving licence, daily access to a car and business insurance cover.
This post is primarily Monday to Friday with occasional evening/weekend work depending upon client workload and demand.
Covering letters and CV’s can be emailed to recruitment@pppwick.org.uk or posted in to reception in Pulteney Centre, Huddart Street, Wick for the attention of Recruitment.
Closing date: Monday 17th September at 12 noon.