- Blackwood, 160 Dundee Street (Head Office), EH11 1DQ
- £9.30 per hour
- Contract Type:
- Position Type:
- Part Time
- 19 hours per week
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Support Workers (12/21)
1x 19-hour, 1x 15-hour, 1x 12.25-hour contracts
Forth Valley Services, Care at Home
£9.30 per hour (£9.50 from 1st April 2021)
Blackwood are currently looking for part-time Support Workers to join our care at home team based across Forth Valley. This includes Stirling and surrounding local communities.
As an award-winning innovative care provider, we support people living with physical disabilities and long-term conditions and are committed to helping our customers live their life to the full. We have been exceptionally proud of our care teams during the pandemic and this is your opportunity to be part of a team that works hard to deliver positive outcomes for customers.
Our care at home services help vulnerable adults to continue living within their own homes providing both complex and person-lead care to ensure that customers receive services that are in line with their personal support plans.
Care at home supports individuals to become an active part of their community and promotes independence. These roles will involve lone working and requires travel to customer homes in local communities. As you complete your first customer visit of the day, you will then move on to visit your next customer which might include a double-up with another team member.
As a Support Worker and to enable our customers to live comfortably, safely and independently, you will work closely with our managers and teams and support our customers with some of the following examples of personal care services:
o Personal hygiene (bathing, showering, shaving, oral hygiene)
o Continence management (toileting, catheter care)
o Food and diet (assisting with eating and preparation)
o Simple treatments (medication assistance application of creams)
o Personal assistance (with wheelchairs, mechanical/manual aids and help with dressing & getting in/out of bed)
o Immobility problems
Don’t worry about having any previous care experience, we provide comprehensive training and development opportunities to help you become a great carer although previous experience is desirable.
The ideal candidate must have:
o A commitment to delivering high quality care
o Strong communication and interpersonal skills as our carers might be the only contact our customers have each day
o Basic IT skills, ability to use apps and devices to support service provision
o An ability to work independently in the community and as part of a team
o A relevant qualification (SVQ2), this is not essential as training will be given
o Flexibility to work on a rota basis including early mornings, evenings and weekends
Our employee benefits
o Fully funded SVQ training on completion of probationary period
o Company sick pay scheme on completion of probationary period
o 34 days’ holiday per annum, pro rata for part-time hours
o Company mobile phone
o Access to Health and Wellbeing resources such as 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and in-house Mental Health First Aiders
o Opportunity to participate in internal support networks such as employee engagement, wellbeing and digital forums
o Company pension scheme and other benefits such as Death in Service
o Payment of PVG and SSSC registration
o EE Perks package – 20% off selected EE products for Blackwood employees and family & friends
The wellbeing of our teams is paramount to us and we continue to support our teams by following all government guidelines and advice from health and regulatory bodies. We have designed specialised training to ensure our teams feel safe and confident which includes Covid-19 e-Learning module for all employees, PPE & Infection Control resources and Infection Control eLearning for all our people who work within our care services.
We ask that all applicants read the Job Pack available on the careers page of our website and within this advert. Blackwood are committed to diversity and inclusion and as an accredited Disability Confident Employer, we will interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the post.
Interviews are likely to take place online due to current social distancing guidelines; arrangements will be confirmed with shortlisted candidates.
Note to interested applicants
In accordance with the new immigration rules, employers must hold a licence of sponsorship to recruit all overseas candidates who do not have the right to work in the UK. It is with regret that this role does not meet the current suitability requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK.
Closing date for applications – Tuesday 9th March 2021, 12noon.
Interviews are expected to take place – Monday 15th March 2021.