Professional Growth with our Social Care Training

Glen Caring social care training opportunities enable carers to have richly rewarding professions with plenty of career progression.

Social care is a hugely rewarding career. Carers improve the quality of life of others. Through their work, they develop valuable life skills and improve their job prospects through training.

Begin your Journey with Glen Caring Social Care Training

All our carers receive the opportunity to upskill with free tuition before they begin work, says HR Manager, Rhys McCaffrey. “Staff gain an NVQ level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care, as standard. We also provide any further training that is necessary to meet the individual needs of service users in the community.”

Are you a student seeking to get your foot in the door of social care? Or is your job affected by Covid-19 and you want to enter a new sector? With Glen Caring, you can train and develop professionally while you work.

Glen Caring, as Northern Ireland’s leading Home Care service, is well-established as a leader in social care training. We’ve been caring in the community since 1995. Today we have over 300 staff providing care in over 1,000 homes in Tyrone, Derry/Londonderry and Antrim.

Rhys says all staff receive induction training, which is renewed annually. Staff have opportunities to get further accreditation and qualifications as they are needed.

In-House Staff Training

Glen Caring offers accessible in-house social care training for staff in all regions. Training covers a wide range of areas from manual handling and infection control, to dementia and medications.

These include the following:

● Glen Caring Policies and Procedures
● Infection Control
● Manual Handling
● Stoma and Catheter Care
● Effective communication
● Palliative Care
● Health and Safety
● Challenging Behaviour
● Abuse of vulnerable adults and children
● Medication
● Basic Food Hygiene
● First Aid
● Skin Care
● Recording and Reporting
● Fire Safety
● Managing Service User Money

“We encourage career progression at Glen Caring,” says Rhys. “We have proudly watched care assistants begin their caring journey with us. Over the years, those carers charted an exciting path to become team leaders.”

Carers can also avail of other areas of training when required.

Specialised Social Care Training

Specialised training options include:
● dementia training
● palliative care training
● brain injury
● trachea training
● epilepsy training

When equipped with these skills, carers can provide specialised care with dignity and privacy to service users in their homes.

“Social care is always changing,” says Rhys. “Therefore, we always adapt our training programmes to provide the most up to date and the highest standards of care for clients.”

While you’re caring and learning, you’ll also be enjoying the more immediate Glen Caring staff benefits. These include a competitive salary, working in a team of highly motivated people and in a flexible working environment.

Join Our Social Care Team

Home care has never been more important than it is today. Why not apply for a care assistant role in your area to contribute to this vital sector? Very soon you could be enjoying fulfilling work and continued professional development.

Visit our jobs page here to see our latest vacancies and take the leap into an exciting future in health and social care. For enquiries, you can email us at hrglencaring@gmail.com or call 028 82252666.

Job Hit By Coronavirus? Check our Northern Region Carer Posts Now

Glen Caring is recruiting compassionate individuals to join our fantastic family of Carers, at this critical time. If you have recently lost work on a temporary or permanent basis, then check out the opportunities for our carer posts now.

About Carer Posts Now Available

We have temporary, permanent & Banking (casual) contracts available to provide care to our clients in their own homes. Posts are available in Ballymoney, Garvagh, Coleraine & Ballymena.

So even if you’re hoping to go back to your job, it’s worth considering a temporary post in social care.

We offer a competitive salary, mileage, company pension scheme, full training and uniform is provided.

Glen Caring has been providing home care services since 1995. Today our team of trained carers and office/management staff enable our clients to remain at home with confidence and reassurance.  With the help of our care assistants, our clients can enjoy an improved quality of life. They can live as independently as possible in the community, so crucial now when the health service us under huge pressure.

Who Should Apply for These Carer Posts Now?

There are lots of reasons to apply for our carer posts now:

  • You are looking for a new challenge
  • You have no formal experience but have always wanted to start a career in caring
  • You have past experience and want to return to social care
  • You are looking for temporary work until the Coronavirus crisis is past and your job resumes
  • You are looking for a new permanent job

For these reasons and more, we have an opportunity for you to being that journey with Glen Caring Services.  Join our amazing team of carers and help us make a difference to the lives of our client’s.

What We are Looking For

We are looking for individuals who are passionate about helping people especially during these tough times. You must be committed to delivering high standards of care to service users in their own homes.

If this sounds like you and you are interested in a role as a carer with Glen Caring, we would like to hear from you.  Candidates do not need any previous experience as full training will be provided.

Essential Criteria for Carer Posts

In order to apply for any of these posts you must:

  • Have a full driving licence
  • Be aged 18 or over
  • Have access to a car

Successful applicants are subject to NI Social Care Council (NISCC) registration, Enhanced Access NI & reference checks.

How to Join the Glen Caring Team

To find out more or to request an application form, email us at info@glencaring.com  to request an application form, or download an application form here. In the meantime, you can find out more about Glen Caring here.

 

 

Job Hit By Coronavirus? Check our Western Region Carer Posts Now

Glen Caring is recruiting compassionate individuals to join our fantastic family of Carers, at this critical time. If you have recently lost work on a temporary or permanent basis, then check out the opportunities for our carer posts now.

About Carer Posts Now Available

We have temporary, permanent & Banking (casual) contracts available to provide care to our clients in their own homes. Posts are available in Derry, Strabane, Castlederg, Newtownstewart, Omagh, Gortin and Greencastle.

So even if you’re hoping to go back to your job, it’s worth considering a temporary post in social care.

We offer a competitive salary, mileage, company pension scheme, full training and uniform is provided.

Glen Caring has been providing home care services since 1995. Today our team of trained carers and office/management staff enable our clients to remain at home with confidence and reassurance.  With the help of our care assistants, our clients can enjoy an improved quality of life. They can live as independently as possible in the community, so crucial now when the health service us under huge pressure.

Who Should Apply for These Carer Posts Now?

There are lots of reasons to apply for our carer posts now:

  • You are looking for a new challenge
  • You have no formal experience but have always wanted to start a career in caring
  • You have past experience and want to return to social care
  • You are looking for temporary work until the Coronavirus crisis is past and your job resumes
  • You are looking for a new permanent job

For these reasons and more, we have an opportunity for you to being that journey with Glen Caring Services.  Join our amazing team of carers and help us make a difference to the lives of our client’s.

What We are Looking For

We are looking for individuals who are passionate about helping people especially during these tough times. You must be committed to delivering high standards of care to service users in their own homes.

If this sounds like you and you are interested in a role as a carer with Glen Caring, we would like to hear from you.  Candidates do not need any previous experience as full training will be provided.

Essential Criteria for Carer Posts

In order to apply for any of these posts you must:

  • Have a full driving licence
  • Be aged 18 or over
  • Have access to a car

Successful applicants are subject to NI Social Care Council (NISCC) registration, Enhanced Access NI & reference checks.

How to Join the Glen Caring Team

To find out more or to request an application form, email us at info@glencaring.com  to request an application form, or download an application form here. In the meantime, you can find out more about Glen Caring here.

 

 

Coronavirus Advice for Carers and Families

Everyone wants to protect their loved ones from the Coronavirus, particularly if they have underlying conditions or are immuno-suppressed. So, Glen Caring has put together this short guide for carers and the families of those we care for.

Our Carers will follow these guidelines to protect those in their care. But it’s important that relatives also do all they can to avoid spreading the virus to family members who may be vulnerable. So please read on….

First let’s take a look at spotting signs of Coronavirus infection:

The Symptoms of Coronavirus

  1. If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold
  2. Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose. COVID-19 will first infect the throat, so you’ll have a sore throat lasting 3 to 4 days
  3. The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that enters the trachea and then the lungs, causing pneumonia. This takes a further 5 to 6 days.
  4. With the pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty in breathing.
  5. The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind. You feel like you’re drowning.

It’s imperative you then seek immediate attention.

 

How to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

It’s important to know how the virus works and spreads, because there is a lot of confusion and misinformation out there. This way we can all play our part in protecting ourselves and others from COVID-19.

  1. This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 26/27 degrees. It hates the sun.
  2. If someone sneezes with it, it takes about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.
  3. If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours – so if you come into contact with any metal surface – wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap.
  4. On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours but normal laundry detergent will kill it.
  5. Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses. Try not to drink liquids with ice.
  6. Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, but – a lot can happen during that time – you can rub your eyes, touch your nose or mouth unwittingly and so on.
  7. You should also gargle as a prevention. A simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice.
  8. Can’t emphasise enough – drink plenty of water!

Spread The Word – Not the Virus

Share this information as widely as you can, both online and verbally.

If you are worried that you or someone you look after may be at risk, NHS 111 offers direct guidance and have set up an online coronavirus helpline. You can also call 111, letting them know that you are a carer.

Read NHS answers to common questions about COVID-19 here.

Carers UK also offer guidance here.

 

Carers Wanted for Northern Region

Glen Caring is seeking to fill Care Assistants posts in the Northern region.  The carers wanted posts include part-time, full-time, overnight and banking (casual) staff.

We offer flexible rotas, so these posts may suit those who need the flexibility that a 9 to 5 job doesn’t offer.  The care assistant posts are also open to those new to social care. Because we offer all the training you need, you don’t need previous experience to apply.

Details of the services we offer to our clients are on our website but you can read more about Glen Caring Services here. 

Carers Wanted in These Areas:

The full-time, part-time and casual posts are available in the following areas:

•         Ballymoney

·         Ballymena

•         Garvagh

•         Coleraine

 

Shift Patterns for Carers

The shift pattern details for these posts are as follows:

Full-Time Staff: Morning, lunch & tea (approx. 7am-6pm) OR Morning to Bed (approx. 7am-11pm) working a 3-day and 4-day pattern on a fortnightly cycle)

Part-Time Staff: Evening runs (7-11pm working a 3-day & 4-day pattern on a fortnightly cycle)

Week 1 – rostered to work Monday, Tuesday, Saturday & Sunday;

Week 2 – rostered to work Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.

Banking (Casual) Staff: As and when you are available

What Glen Caring Offers You

Looking after people is a very rewarding and satisfying job. The service you provide helps someone to stay at home for as long as possible, supported with dignity by people who care. In return, Glen Caring offers care assistants the following terms and benefits:

·        £8.50 per hour

·        Mileage allowance of £0.20 per mile

·        A work-life balance

·        Free Uniform

·        Flexible Rota’s

·        NVQ qualification in Health and Social Care available

·        Additional Training opportunities – find out more about Glen Caring Training here

 

Essential Criteria for Care Assistants Posts:

In order to apply for these posts, you will need:

  • A full driving licence
  • To have reached the age of 18
  • Access to a car

About Glen Caring

Glen Caring has been providing home care services since 1995. Today our team of trained carers and office/management staff enable our clients to remain at home with confidence and reassurance.  With the help of our care assistants, our clients can enjoy an improved quality of life and can live as independently as possible in the community they know and love.

You will receive a full training induction before starting work and we’ll support you to gain accredited qualifications, which will develop you professionally and teach you new skills. So, while you’re caring, you will be developing personally and professionally, and you’ll also be enjoying the more immediate rewards of a competitive salary, working in a team of highly motivated people and in a flexible working environment. You can find out more About Us here.

How to Join the Glen Caring Team

If you are interested in joining the Glen Caring team you can download an application form here. Alternatively, you can call Seamus on 0288225266 or Lisa on 02877722591 or email us at limavady@glencaring.com.

Social Care Recruitment Drive Ballymoney

Glen Caring is hosting a social care recruitment drive at the Ballymoney Jobs and Benefits Office on Wednesday 30th October 2019. The recruitment session will run from 10am to 1pm at the Jobs and Benefits Office. The office address 35-37 John St, Ballymoney, BT53 6DT

Glen Caring social care recruitment staff, Seamus and Lisa, will be there to answer all your questions.  “You will get the opportunity to find information on the role of a Care Assistant,” says Seamus O’Kane, Human Resources Manager with Glen Caring. “It’s a rewarding and satisfying job, which helps people live independently in their own homes for longer.”

“At this recruitment drive, you can also find out more about Glen Caring and the services we provide to our clients. To make things easier, you can complete application forms on the day for both full-time and part-time positions. We will also be facilitating interviews on the day.” Anyone interested can either contact: Jobs and Benefits Office, Ballymoney or Glen Caring Services, Ballymoney on 02877722591 “Our continued growth and expansion throughout Northern Ireland creates opportunities for caring individuals to join us and be part of our team,” says Seamus O’Kane. “You will receive a full training induction before starting work and we’ll support you to gain accredited qualifications.

These qualifications will develop you professionally and teach you new skills.” “Our team of dedicated carers are already highly trained and 100% have a qualification in health and social care level 2 or above, with many holding HND’s and HNC’s in health and social care. We also have specific training programmes for staff members who are working with more complex needs.” “So while you’re caring, you will be developing personally and professionally and you’ll also be enjoying the more immediate rewards of a competitive salary, working in a team of highly motivated people and in a flexible working environment.”

In the meantime, says Seamus, you can find out more here about the services we offer our clients. These include Self-Directed Care, Private Home Care, Specialist Care and Respite or Sitting Services.

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Wanted: Care Assistants in Derry Area

Glen Caring is inviting applications for home care assistants in Derry/Londonderry and the surrounding area. The care assistants will care for our clients in the clients’ own homes. These posts include part-time, full-time and banking (casual) staff.

We offer flexible rotas, so these posts may suit those who need the flexibility that a 9 to 5 job doesn’t offer.  The care assistant posts are also open to those new to social care. Because we offer all the training you need, you don’t need previous experience to apply.

Details of the services we offer to our clients are on our website but you can read more about Glen Caring Services here.

 

Shift Patterns for Care Assistants in Derry Area

The shift pattern details for these posts are as follows:

Full-Time Staff: Morning, lunch & tea run (7am-6pm: working a 3 and 4-day pattern on a fortnightly cycle)

Part-Time Staff: Evening runs (7-11pm working a 3 & 4-day pattern on a fortnightly cycle)

Week 1 – rostered to work Monday, Tuesday, Saturday & Sunday;

Week 2 – rostered to work Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.

Banking (Casual) Staff: As and when you are available

 

What Glen Caring Offers Care Assistants in Derry Area

These care assistant posts offer the following terms and benefits:

  • £8.50 per hour
  • Mileage allowance of £0.20 per mile
  • A work-life balance
  • Paid Training – find out more about Glen Caring Training here
  • Free Uniform
  • Flexible Rota’s
  • NVQ qualification in Health and Social Care available
  • Additional Training opportunities

Essential Criteria for Care Assistant in Derry Area:

In order to apply for these posts, you need to have:

  • A full driving licence
  • Access to a car

 

About Glen Caring

Glen Caring has been providing home care services since 1995. Today our team of trained carers and office/management staff enable our clients to remain at home with confidence and reassurance.  With the help of our care assistants, our clients can enjoy an improved quality of life and can live as independently as possible in the community they know and love. 

You will receive a full training induction before starting work and we’ll support you to gain accredited qualifications, which will develop you professionally and teach you new skills. So, while you’re caring, you will be developing personally and professionally, and you’ll also be enjoying the more immediate rewards of a competitive salary, working in a team of highly motivated people and in a flexible working environment. You can find out more About Us here. 

How to Join the Glen Caring Team

Call Seamus in our head office: 028 82252666 or Sharron in our Ebrington office in Derry/Londonderry: 02871161622. Alternatively, you can email us at info@glencaring.com to request an application form, or simply click here to download an application form. In the meantime, you can find out more about Glen Caring here .

 

 

Carer Vacancies in Omagh Area

We are seeking to fill carer vacancies in Omagh and some surrounding areas. We have opportunities for part-time, full-time and banking (casual) care assistants. You can choose from posts in the following areas:

  • Omagh
  • Castlederg
  • Victoria Bridge

We offer flexible rotas, so these posts may suit those who need the flexibility that a 9 to 5 job doesn’t offer.  The care assistant posts are also open to those new to social care. Because we offer all the training you need, you don’t need previous experience to apply.

Details of the services we offer to our clients are on our website but you can read more about Glen Caring Services here.

Shift Patterns for Carer Vacancies

The shift pattern details for these care assistant posts are as follows:

Full-Time Staff: Morning, lunch & tea run (7am-6pm: working a 3-day and 4-day pattern on a fortnightly cycle)

Part-Time Staff: Evening runs (7-11pm working a 3-day & 4-day pattern on a fortnightly cycle)

Week 1 – rostered to work Monday, Tuesday, Saturday & Sunday;

Week 2 – rostered to work Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.

Banking (Casual) Staff: As and when you are available

What Glen Caring Offers You

These care assistant posts offer the following terms and benefits:

  • £8.50 per hour
  • Mileage allowance of £0.20 per mile
  • A work-life balance
  • Paid Training – find out more about Glen Caring Training here
  • Free Uniform
  • Flexible Rota’s
  • NVQ qualification in Health and Social Care available
  • Additional Training opportunities

Essential Criteria for Carer Vacancies

In order to apply for any of these posts you must:

  • Have a full driving licence
  • Be aged 18 or over
  • Have access to a car

How to Join the Glen Caring Team

To find out more or to request an application form, please call Seamus in our Omagh office on 028 82252666. Alternatively, you can email us at info@glencaring.com to request an application form, or download an application form here. In the meantime, you can find out more about Glen Caring here.

Vacancy: Staff Nurse in Omagh Care Homes

The Springlawn Group of Care Homes is seeking to recruit a staff nurse in Omagh to lead care teams across their 5 care homes in the area. This is a full-time permanent position.

This position is suitable for overseas applicants who have passed the NMC’s CBT test of competence or have full registration with the NMC and can work 37.5 hours per week

About The Staff Nurse in Omagh Post

To support the Home Manager in providing leadership to the care team in a private residential nursing home with a positive caring outlook. Providing care services including;

  • administration of medication,
  • maintenance of patient’s records
  • liaising with families
  • dealing with professional visitors, for example, Social Workers or Doctors.

This post will have a key responsibility for the quality of nursing assessment, care planning and implementation. It also covers evaluation of care staff training. This is to ensure that at all times residents continue to receive an excellent standard of care.

The registered NMC staff nurse is required to perform all duties in accordance with the NMC register and RQIA guidelines.

The staff nurse is responsible for the promotion of teamwork within the Care Homes.

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £15.00 to £18.00 /hour

Education:

  • Diploma of Higher Education (Preferred)

Licence:

  • NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) (Required)

Language:

  • English (Required)

About The Springlawn Group of Care Homes

The Springlawn Group of Nursing Homes was established in 1988. The vision was and remains to create a friendly, welcoming and person-centred environment, which makes residents feel at home at all times. The ultimate aim was to avoid having an institutional or clinical feel to the nursing homes. As a result, all of our homes boast beautifully kept bedrooms and living areas. They also include tidy, spacious exterior gardens and courtyards which are accessible to all residents. Our homes provide the highest standards of nursing and dementia care in a pleasant and welcoming environment.

The homes are:

Springlawn House, 44 Dromore Rd, Omagh BT78 1RB, a 36-bedroom nursing home which offers residential and full nursing care.

Hillcrest Nursing Home, 23b Old Mountfield Road, Omagh BT79 7EL -which features 39 single en-suite bedrooms. This facility specialises in general nursing as well as dementia nursing. So, it has its own separate Dementia Residential Unit of 17 rooms on the ground floor.

Hillside Residential, 23a Old Mountfield Road, Omagh BT79 7EL –  a specialist facility which focuses particularly on functionally mentally ill patients. It consists of 12 single rooms and care is provided by care assistants who encourage and promote the independence of all residents.

Hillview Lodge, 23 Old Mountfield Road, Omagh BT79 7EL – a private nursing home with 20 en-suite rooms, 16 consisting of general nursing and 4 consisting of dementia nursing.

Knockmoyle Lodge, 29 Knockmoyle Road, Omagh BT79 7TB – a 38-room private care home in the rural hinterland of Omagh, with its own separate and specialised Dementia Care Unit.

How to Apply for the Staff Nurse in Omagh Post

To enquire or to request a job application form, please call Audrey on  +44 28 8224 4550  or email her at springlawn@hotmail.com.  You can also download an application form and health declaration form here.

Recruiting Carers In Ballymena and Ballymoney

Glen Caring is recruiting carers in Ballymena and Ballymoney and the surrounding areas.  The Care Assistant posts include part-time, full-time and banking (casual) staff.  

We offer flexible rotas, so  these posts may suit those who need the flexibility that a 9 to 5 job doesn’t offer.  The care assistant posts are also open to those new to social care. Because we offer all the training you need, you don’t need previous experience to apply. 

Details of the services we offer to our clients are on our website but you can read more about Glen Caring Services here.   

Shift Patterns for Carers In Ballymena and Ballymoney 

 The shift pattern details for these posts are as follows:  

Full-Time Staff: Morning, lunch & tea (approx. 7am-6pm) OR Morning to Bed (approx. 7am-11pm) working a 3-day and 4-day pattern on a fortnightly cycle) 

Part-Time Staff: Evening runs (7-11pm working a 3-day & 4-day pattern on a fortnightly cycle)  

Week 1 – rostered to work Monday, Tuesday, Saturday & Sunday;  

Week 2 – rostered to work Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.  

Banking (Casual) Staff: As and when you are available  

What We Offer Carers In Ballymena and Ballymoney 

Looking after people is a very rewarding and satisfying job. The service you provide helps someone to stay at home for as long as possible, supported with dignity by people who care. In return, Glen Caring offers care assistants the following terms and benefits: 

  • £8.20 per hour
  • Mileage allowance of £0.20 per mile 
  • A work-life balance 
  • Free Uniform
  • Flexible Rota’s 
  • NVQ qualification in Health and Social Care available 
  • Additional Training opportunities – find out more about Glen Caring Training here

Essential Criteria for Carers In Ballymena and Ballymoney 

In order to apply for these posts, you will need:  

  • A full driving licence  
  • To have reached the age of 18 
  • Access to a car  

 About Glen Caring 

Glen Caring has been providing home care services since 1995. Today our team of trained carers and office/management staff enable our clients to remain at home with confidence and reassurance.  With the help of our care assistants, our clients can enjoy an improved quality of life and can live as independently as possible in the community they know and love. 

You will receive a full training induction before starting work and we’ll support you to gain accredited qualifications, which will develop you professionally and teach you new skills. So, while you’re caring, you will be developing personally and professionally, and you’ll also be enjoying the more immediate rewards of a competitive salary, working in a team of highly motivated people and in a flexible working environment. You can find out more About Us here. 

 How to Join the Glen Caring Team  

 If you are interested in joining the Glen Caring team you can download an application form here. Alternatively, you can call Seamus on 0288225266 or Claire on 02877722591 or email us at info@glencaring.com.