Job Opportunities in Social Care
Working in social care offers rewarding and satisfying job opportunities for you and plays a big role in our families and communities. Working as a carer can offer more family-friendly working arrangements. This suits many people with family responsibilities, who need the flexibility that a 9 to 5 job does not offer.
Social care helps stay in their own home for as long as possible, supported with dignity by people who care. Carers enable clients to enjoy an improved quality of life. This helps them to live as independently as possible in the community they know and love.
The most important thing about working in social care is to have a caring nature. You can learn everything else on the job, with our range of training courses, events and certification.
The Benefits of Working for Glen Caring
At Glen Caring, we are committed to the highest standards of care and supporting our care teams in the community. For over 25 years, we have offered care in the home services across the Omagh, Strabane, Derry-Londonderry, Coleraine, Ballymena and Ballymoney regions. You can find out more About Us here.
We offer flexible rota arrangements, and a range of other benefits including:
- Mileage allowance of £0.21 per mile
- A work-life balance
- Free Uniform
- NVQ qualification in Health and Social Care available
- Additional Training opportunities – see more below.
What Our Staff Love About Glen Caring
Our team love working in a job that makes a difference, and where they can bring such happiness into people’s lives. It’s all about the “smile that you can put on somebody’s face,” says carer, Lorraine Brandon.
“I started with Glen Caring over a year and half ago, mainly as it fitted around my other commitments,” says Jane. “ Since then, I have discovered how rewarding this job actually is! Especially in the middle of this pandemic. Along with the care we offer, our visits alone can lift an otherwise long day for some of our clients.”
“I work for Glen Caring because their reputation for quality of care is second to none,” says Alison. “And my Mum received first-class care from them in her final years.”
Zenda Elliot says she gets great job satisfaction as a carer. For her, it’s about “knowing that you are helping vulnerable clients stay in their own homes in familiar surroundings.”
Kim Beattie says Glen Caring “is a great company to work for, we have a great team of staff and a great support network.”
“It’s nice to know we are doing some good especially at these hard times,” says Emma. “All our clients are so very grateful for everything we do and are constantly thanking us which is just lovely. When you love what you do it doesn’t feel like a job anymore!”
Job Opportunities & Career Development in Social Care
You don’t need previous experience in social care to join our team, because we offer the training induction you need. But – more than that -you can grow in the job, learning new skills and gaining accreditation and qualifications. So, while you’re caring, you will be developing both personally and professionally.
Training for our teams includes 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
- Basic Food Hygiene
- First Aid
- Skin Care
- Recording and Reporting
- Fire Safety
- Managing Service User Money
As well as our standard training requirements some carers are specialised in certain fields to accommodate clients with specific needs. These include:
- Spinal Injury
- Peg Feeding
- Brain Trauma
- Neurological Disease
Details of the services we offer to our clients are on our website but you can read more about Glen Caring Services here.
Essential Criteria for Jobs in Social Care
We look for people who are passionate about helping others especially during these tough times. You must be committed to delivering high standards of care to service users in their own homes.
In order to apply for social care job opportunities at Glen Caring 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 Apply for Social Care Job Opportunities at Glen Caring
Interested in joining the Glen Caring team? Then keep an eye out for vacancies on our Facebook Page and the Job Opportunities page on our website.
You can download an application form here or email us at email@example.com.