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Garvald House, EH46 7HJ
£21,840 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent & Temporary & Casual
Position Type:
Full Time & Part Time
40 week per week

Our Ethos

The aim of Garvald West Linton is to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the individuals we support.

Main Purpose of Role

Care Staff ensure that the residents physical, spiritual and emotional needs are properly met through their day to day interactions and support.


  • All members of care staff should adhere to the policies and procedures in the Garvald West Linton Policies and Procedures file located on the Garvald Electronic Management System. Each member of staff is also expected to work within the recommendations agreed by the Care Inspectorate.
  • Support Garvald's ethos and support residents to participate in the cultural and festival life of Garvald. 
  • Build relationships with people using a person-centred approach founded on dignity and respect for individuality, work together on tasks in a way that enables choice and control. 
  • Participate in creating a healthy and positive social atmosphere in the house.  
  • Support residents with all aspects of daily living in the least restrictive way possible with an emphasis on promoting choice and independence. 
  • Support residents to carry out domestic duties such as cleaning and laundry or carry out this task for them if necessary in order to create a homely and comfortable environment. 
  • Support residents to participate as fully as possible in meaningful activities within Garvald’s Workshops; Crafts, Bakery, Garden, Estate and Weavery. 
  • Support residents to develop skills and a sense of purpose and value.
  • Support residents to take part in events and activities within the wider community such as swimming horseracing and climbing. 
  • Support residents to take part in any activities and interests that engage them. 
  • Work positively with complex behaviours by providing positive emotional support in an empathetic and person centred manner with awareness of everyone’s emotional, physical and spiritual needs.  
  • Prepare healthy well balanced meals and support residents during meal times.  
  • Assist residents to manage their finances and keep accurate records. 
  • Assist residents with administering medication.  
  • Support residents to attend medical appointments such as GP, hospital and dentist. 
  • Assist residents with mobility safety and with the use of mobility aids.
  • Assists with care planning and apply care planning to daily life. 
  • Provide residents with a high standard of personal care and monitor for sign of discomfort and ill health.  
  • Work as an effective member of a team, actively contributing to creating a positive team working environment with excellent communication.  
  • Communicate in an effective manner appropriate to the care setting and build good relationships with families, colleagues and other professionals involved in the care of residents. 
  • Protect residents from harm and report any situations where you know or suspect harm to have occurred. 
  • Work in line with the SSSC code of practice and standards set out by the care inspectorate. 
  • Work safely and professionally according to organisational policies and procedures including Health and Safety found on GEMS. 
  • Provide support between 7am and 10pm Monday to Sunday, shift patterns will be agreed in line with the needs of the house (standard shifts are 7am to 3pm or 2pm to 10pm). 
  • Attend daily morning meetings, take part and contribute in daily handover meetings and weekly team meetings. 
  • Actively participate in regular supervision with your line manager.
  • Take personal responsibility for professional development in line with SSSC requirements (SVQ Level 3 Social Services and Healthcare) and attending in house training sessions.