Community Care and Support Worker - Falkirk & Bo'ness - £10.02

Ailsa Care Services currently have opportunities for Community Care and Support Workers with good availability to join our Care At Home Service covering the Bo'ness and wider Falkirk areas.

We welcome applications from drivers, however this is non-essential due to our care runs being within walking distance of all major bus routes, but applicants must be willing to travel.

We are looking for dynamic, caring and pro-active individuals who are looking for full or part-time positions and keen to progress in their field.

We are looking for candidates who are committed to supporting people to live lifestyles of their choosing and demonstrate positive values. Ideally you will be able to promote and encourage independence, choice and respect and have the ability to work to a high standard on your own initiative or as part of a team and take a flexible approach to your work.

Responsibilities and Duties

Working within our friendly team you will be responsible for a number of duties which may include the following: -

  • to provide person-centred support to service users in their daily lives including assisting with personal care of either gender. Personal care may include assistance with toileting / continence management and assisting clients to take a bath or shower/to get dressed/to get ready for bed
  • to provide support, including (but not limited to) meal preparation, budgeting, medication prompting, shopping, cleaning and laundry.
  • to provide support and encourage Service Users to engage in social activities, to maintain relationships with family and friends and to be as active in their community as they choose to be

We welcome applications from candidates who;

  • are caring, supportive, resilient and reliable
  • enjoy meeting new people and are committed to helping others
  • have the ability to communicate clearly and sensitively with service users
  • possess good listening skills

Benefits

Benefits of working with Ailsa Care Services are:

  • Full training will be provided
  • E-learning training updates
  • Contracted hours available
  • First Uniform Free
  • Full and part-time hours available
  • Good annual leave entitlement
  • Great opportunities for promotion and career development

This post is considered to be Regulated Work with vulnerable adults as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scotland (PVG) Act 2007. Successful applicants will be subject to a full PVG Disclosure.

You will also be required to be registered with the SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council) within the first 6 months of commencement in post. You must be qualified or working towards the relevant qualifications as detailed in the National Care Standards. Failure to attain the qualification required will exempt you from registration.

We are a living wage employer and pay a rate of £10.02 per hour. 

Contract length: Permanent subject to 6 month probationary period.

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