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Support Worker

Blackwood Group
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18 Sep 2021

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Support Workers (69/21)

Various Full-Time, Part-Time & Relief Opportunities

Glasgow East Care Services (Care at Home)

£9.50 per hour (unqualified), £9.90 per hour (SVQ2 holders)

About the role

Blackwood are on the lookout for Support Workers to join our flagship Helenvale care service, which is situated in Parkhead, Glasgow East. We have permanent and relief contracts in dayshift and backshift teams and the advertised career opportunities are to help us further grow the service.

Helenvale is a care at home service comprising 24-homes and so is fixed in one location. Care at home services help vulnerable adults to continue living within their own homes and we are committed to supporting our customers to live independently and be an active part of their local community.

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.

About you:

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 package

Our people are our greatest assets and we have been in awe of the fantastic work all our teams have continued to provide to our customers during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, we provide:

o Fully paid induction and personal development opportunities

o Company sick pay scheme on completion of probationary period

o 34 days' holiday per annum, pro rata for part-time hours

o Company pension scheme and Death in Service Benefit

o Flexible and family-friendly policy and procedures

o Access to employee wellbeing support networks such as a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program, Mental Health First Aiders, Wellbeing Hub and employee engagement forum

For all care roles:

o Provision of PPE and Covid-19 related training

o Full mandatory training programme including virtual skills-based workshops and access to e-Learning

o Fully funded SVQ training on completion of probationary period

o Travel expenses and paid travel time between customer visits

o Payment of PVG and SSSC registration

Guidance for 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.

We ask that all applicants read the Job Pack before completing the application form, available on the Careers section of our website. All successful candidates will be required to become a PVG scheme member as well as register with the SSSC.

Blackwood is committed to diversity and inclusion and as an accredited Disability Confident Employer, we will interview all candidates with a disability who meet the minimum requirements for the post.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 26th September 2021, 5pm

Interviews are anticipated to take place online on Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th October 2021
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