Care Worker Galashiels

Care Worker – Galashiels


Location: Galashiels
Working hours: 17.5 to 30 per week
Remuneration: £9.30 - £9.58 per hour
Closing Date: 6th July 2020 noon
Reference: R035

Hanover has been successfully housing and supporting people in Scotland for more than 40 years. Our core purpose is to help people feel safe and secure at home so they can live full and independent lives. We proudly provide and manage a wide range of housing throughout Scotland that enhances our residents’ quality of life.

About the Role

This Care Worker Galashiels role includes weekend and holiday work. Our Care Workers provide a range of care and ancillary tasks to ensure the needs of older people are met in accordance with our care policies, standards and procedures. Undertaking all care at home duties, relating to the needs of older people and consistently contributing to a high quality care environment.

Main Responsibilities

This important Care Worker Galashiels role is contracted on a casual basis, and includes weekend / holiday working. This is an opportunity for the right person to make a real difference in the lives of our residents:

  • Providing a dignified, safe and stimulating service where customers are encouraged to exercise choice and to promote their independence.
  • Ensuring individuals’ rights and responsibilities are retained by treating them with dignity and respect.
  • Contribute to the care planning process and implementation and liaison with external agencies, family members and carers.
  • Participate in maintaining and updating records, both manual and electronic, to required standards in an ethical manner.
  • Assistance with personal cleanliness, mobility support, management of continence, support with daily personal tasks and general housekeeping.

About You

  • To join us, you need to have a genuine passion for helping people.
  • Demonstrable experience of empathising with and caring for the elderly.
  • Ideally, SVQ Level in Health and Social care or equivalent. OR willing to achieve through training.
  • Resilient, proactive, self-confident and customer-orientated.
  • PVG is required for this role.

What We Are Offering

Hanover is accredited with The Silver Investors in People Award. Aside from offering a supportive and friendly environment where our people are valued and appreciated, we’ll see that your hard work and drive to succeed are rewarded:

  • Competitive Salary and Remuneration
  • Ongoing ‘on-the-job’ training
  • Ongoing Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Enhanced Annual Leave Entitlement
  • Generous Pension Options
  • Enhanced Maternity Benefits
  • External qualifications SVQs
  • Employee Protection Protocols
  • Cycle to Work Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, and Employee Assistance Program

The Application Process

Apply today by submitting your online application form. Want to apply later? You can begin your application, click ‘save and exit’ and return later to apply before the closing date.

  • You will receive confirmation of successful application and a copy of your application form will be sent to you via email.
  • Your application will be carefully reviewed against the job specific and occupational requirements of the role
  • Applicants progressed to assessment stage will receive contact to arrange an interview / assessment where we can learn more about each other.
  • Hanover endeavours to contact all applicants within 14 days of the closing date though due to the high volume of applications that we receive; we may not always able to notify of the status of your valued application within this time.

Hanover is an equal opportunity and disability confident employer.
Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association Ltd
Scottish Charity no: SC 014738

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