Are you someone who is seen as a TRUSTED colleague?
Do you always ensure you are RESPONSIVE to the needs of others?
Do you have the potential to be an INSPIRING influence to colleagues and residents alike?
Are you keen to work within Care and PASSIONATE about making a difference to the lives of others?
If so, come and join Balhousie Care Group, and be one of our ‘Everyday Heroes’!
As Scotland’s largest private care provider, with 25 homes, over 900 residents and over 1400 staff; Balhousie Care Group is one of the country’s leading providers of elderly and specialist care and can boast a stunning HQ with skilled and dedicated support staff.
We have roles within our award winning business, based at our lovely Home in Rumblingbridge. Please note that due to the rural location your own transport is essential. There are full and part time posts on offer for both Days and Nights.
Within our home, we have two purpose-built Huntington’s units. These spacious and therapeutic environments were designed with consideration to the care needs of adults with Huntington’s disease and the challenging behaviours that can be associated with the condition.
This a great opportunity to join our fantastic team in a rewarding, permanent position where you will receive excellent training and have scope to develop the complex skills required to support people with Huntington’s Disease.
*We have just introduced a ‘£1000 Golden Hello*’ bonus payment for Care and Support Worker positions*
To work within a team to provide care and support services for adults with learning and/or physical disabilities, and/or behaviours that may challenge; which aims to maximise the potential of individuals in line with ordinary life principles.
- Ensure Residents’ individual needs are met through effective care planning and review
- Act as a Keyworker to individual residents; taking on responsibility for specified areas of care and support. Ensure all medical needs are met and support the residents to advocate his/her own needs and wishes
- Lead the care team and support nursing staff with medication administration
- Support training and supervision of junior and new Staff Members in all aspects of their work in the Care Home, under the supervision of senior Staff Members.
- Support Residents’ participation in social, leisure, educational and employment opportunities within the local community in line with ordinary life principles
- Support Residents to access holidays and day trips of their choice
- Consistently apply non-aversive strategies developed in response to challenging behaviours, and contribute to the review and development of any such strategies
- Provide care and support as identified in care reviews and care and support plans, as directed by senior Staff Members
Skills, Abilities and Experience
- Good communication skills (written and verbal). Ability to communicate effectively with Residents, colleagues, Managers and others
- A commitment to a service which provides support to vulnerable individuals, and which is respectful and according to the individuals’ wishes
- Satisfactory Police Check and check against the PVG List
- SVQ 2/3 or equivalent (essential)
- Experience of working in a care/support setting, ideally within learning disability services (essential)
- Knowledge and understanding of issues relating to people with learning disabilities (essential)
We offer permanent, secure roles with scope to develop and progress within the organisation. Salaries are very competitive and we have a great range of staff benefits including cashback at various shops and supermarkets and access to free counselling services.
Join our team!