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Roles We are Recruiting
We are currently recruiting for various positions, see below for details.
Full Time Live-in and Live-Out Care Staff
We are currently recruiting for Full Time Live-in and Live-Out Care Staff. Care Staff have a 40-hour working week and are entitled to 30 days paid holiday during your first year, rising to 35 days in your second year of employment. The normal shift patterns for care staff are either 7am to 3pm or 2 pm to 10 pm. There can be some variation at weekends. Salary £22,672 FTE. Please click on ‘apply on line today’. For a more detailed job description please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Values and Attributes we are looking for staff joining our team:
You must be;
- able to treat our service users with dignity and respect
- able to uphold their rights as individuals
- honest and trustworthy
- reliable and dependable
Skills and Abilities
You must be able to;
- communicate well
- recognise and respond to the needs of others
- work as part of a team
- be flexible in approach
- maintain good sense of humour
Downloadable Application Forms
Ethos of the Organisation
The aim of Garvald West Linton is to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the individuals we support.
Role of the Care Staff
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 work within the recommendations agreed by the Care Inspectorate.
Care staff are responsible for the care needs of residents and assisting residents at mealtimes and tea breaks, etc. We try at Garvald to encourage self-help skills.
Care staff have domestic duties in the house, e.g. cooking and cleaning; Often these tasks are carried out alongside the residents to create a homely atmosphere;
Care staff carry out support tasks relating to personal care and daily living by prompting, teaching by example, working alongside, or doing the task.
Following an introduction by the senior care staff and/or deputy, administration of medicines to the residents
Each resident at Garvald has an individual Care Plan and care staff are involved in the care planning process and to apply these care plans in daily life. The care staff are involved, with support, in necessary record keeping for the residents in their care.
Some residents at Garvald have complex behaviour and a few with learning disabilities also have some mental health problems. Care staff are required to respond to these. Support from other senior staff is available and the necessary training is also provided.
Opportunities exist for staff to work in the day timetable in the workshops or in household activities.
Facts About Live In Care Staff
What is involved in Care work?
Why work in Garvald West Linton?
During their stay some staff come here to improve their English, mix with different cultures, gain practical skills, develop people skills, experience life in community or share interests with others. Whatever your reasons for thinking about joining us, we expect you to be interested in working with people with learning disabilities or other support needs.
How long will I need to commit to work in Garvald?
I do not have any experience or qualifications – Can I still apply?
What does the working hours look like?
Can I apply for Part Time Live-In job?
How much time off will I get?
How does accommodation work?
What is food like?
We will endeavour to provide alternatives for food intolerances while you are on duty but we may not be able to cater for these at times when you are off or on holiday. Again you would be responsible for buying your favoured options.
How good does my English need to be?
What should I bring with me?
The weather in Scotland is variable. It may be warm, cold, snowy, wet, windy, sunny, sometimes all in the one day, so come prepared. Think about dressing in casual layers (such as jeans, t-shirt, cardigan/jumper) and wearing closed, secure footwear (such as trainers). Bring warm clothes with you, especially for outdoors, though you can often buy cheap, warm clothes in charity shops once you’re here. A waterproof jacket, plus scarf, hat and gloves and sturdy outdoor shoes will be useful. Our residents also like to go swimming once a week, therefore you might want to bring your swimwear too. You don’t need to bring bed linen or a towel with you. These will be available during your stay here in your room.