Connect Plus Support Worker

  • Job Reference: 00000173-1
  • Date Posted: 24 July 2019
  • Recruiter: VAO Connect
  • Website:
  • Location: Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
  • Salary: £23,833
  • Bonus/Benefits: DIA and pension contribution
  • Sector: Community & Sport, Care
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

VAO’s Connect Project provides individually customised skills development, training and volunteering opportunities for young people aged between 15 and 24 who require more choices and more chances to support positive transitions from adolescence to adulthood. Young people are supported to build resilience, confidence and transferable skills through a range of one to one, group work, complementary activities and community participation.


Connect Plus Support Worker

Autism and Learning Disability


The Support Worker will devise and deliver a range of individual development opportunities including volunteer placements for individuals with autism and learning disabilities. You should have the ability to relate to young people with autism, understand the issues that affect them and a flexible and sensitive approach to dealing with individual needs. You must be adaptable, motivated and have the ability to work collaboratively within a small staff team.  A current UK driving licence and transport is essential for this role.


Hours: 35 hours per week

Location: Based in Kirkwall

Contract - Fixed term post - 12 months

Salary: £23,833 (including DIA and pension contribution)




This requires a PVG scheme membership with regard to regulated work with children and protected adults.


 To apply: For more information on this role or for a copy of the application pack, please contact Hannah Ker at or



Voluntary Action Orkney (VAO) is a charitable company limited by guarantee. Registered in Scotland No 143208. Registered Office: Anchor Buildings, 6 Bridge Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1HR. Registered Scottish Charity No SCO10691



The recruitment process for this vacancy is being handled directly by the employer.  Candidates currently registered with The Orkney Employment Consultancy are required to submit their own application following the instructions listed above.  The employer advertising this vacancy is responsible for contacting you regarding the progress of your application.