Homecare & Reablement Services

Could you become part of our Care at Home Team in Inverclyde?

If you are looking for a career that makes a real difference to people’s lives in Your community then we'd love to hear from you!

Could you enable people in your community to live as independently as possible?  Are you the kind of person who wants more out of your job?  We offer career routes that provide job satisfaction within a team approach that support people to live safely and happily in their own home.

 

Home Care is evolving

We are transforming Care at Home services through the development of exciting new approaches that will bring positive and life changing improvements to those who receive our services. The role of our home support staff team has changed and is focusing now on four priority areas:-  Reablement / Rapid Response / Complex and palliative care / Out of Hours

As a Home Support Worker with Inverclyde Council you will work alongside a team of professionals within Inverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership that includes Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Community Nurses and Social Work staff. You will be involved providing specialist care to allow service users to build upon their skills and abilities to live independently, while promoting their rights, choices and meeting their desired outcomes.  For more information about the Inverclyde Homecare & Reablement Services, visit the Homecare website via the link in the column on the right.

As an employer, Inverclyde Council will provide induction training and fund all required training including facilitation and attainment of an SVQ2 qualification. You will also be provided with your work uniform and all personal protective equipment (including an electronic hand held device) required to undertake the role safely and effectively.

We offer employees the opportunity to develop skills in a supported and professional environment which make a real difference to the lives of others. You will have access to training, with funded opportunities to obtain additional qualifications in health and social care. You will also have access to opportunities for career development in one of Health and Social Care Partnership’s largest service and have access to employee benefits - not only will you receive an excellent rate of pay (full time salary/per hour rates of £20,797/£10.78 to £21,375/£11.08) you will also benefit from various shift patterns and contracted hours suitable to you, up to 33 days annual leave (depending on length of service) as well as 7 public holidays. Plus access to the Local Government Pension Scheme and the Scot West credit union. We have an employee discount scheme, discounted leisure membership, cycle to work scheme, physiotherapy, financial advice, employee counselling, complementary therapies, eye tests and occupational health support. For more information on what it is like to work for Inverclyde Council, visit the Jobs & Careers page and navigate through the various tabs.

So, if you are a caring, patient, compassionate, and adaptable individual who understands and respects the rights of other people, we would like to hear from you.

A number of flexible opportunities exist for people wishing to work in this exciting new environment. We are looking for people of all ages, male and female to become home carers.

Our home care service is delivered 365 days a year, offering a variety of shifts and contracts ranging from 10.5 to 35 hours per week covering mornings, early afternoons and evenings or a combination of. If you're not able to commit to a regular work pattern, then please still get in touch, as we can discuss how you could potentially join our sessional staff, who cover absence within the service when the need arises.

Get more information on the role, vacancies and shift patterns by contacting a member of the team, call 01475 715949, visit MyJobScotland (link in column on right), or email homecarerecruitment@inverclyde.gov.uk. You can also keep an eye on our social media channels for information on fast track events where you can attend in person with staff on hand to chat, help with application form and even interview on the day.

 

Requirements

Don’t worry if you have no work experience, or if you are changing direction in your career, we will give you full training and develop your skills to help you gain qualifications in health and social care as you may have great listening and communication skills developed in other jobs, or maybe you are looking to return to working in social care.

There is a responsibility for the post holder to demonstrate a commitment to quality service delivery through continuous improvement.

This post is regulated work with Children and/or Protected Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. References will be taken up with your last two employers.

This post will require you to have obtained SSSC Registration within 6 months of employment.

SSSC registration and PVG checks to be funded by the Scottish Government until the end of June 2022. Visit the SSSC PVG fee cover information page, via link link provided, for more information on this scheme.

You must hold a current valid driving licence and have access to use of a car for work purposes or contact us to see about sessional employment if you do not have a licence.

Please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.