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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 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.

 

 

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 .

 

 

Male Campus Assistant for Magee Student

Glen Caring Services are seeking to recruit a Male Campus Assistant to assist a student during their studies at Magee University, Derry/Londonderry.  

About the Male Campus Assistant Post: 

This is Male Campus Assistant post is a temporary job of approximately 25-30 hours per week, commencing in September 2018. This is a term-time only position. Therefore, the services of the successful candidate will only be required during the University calendar.  

As Campus Assistant you will be responsible for carrying out a number of duties including: 

  • Accompany and assist student to and from University campus and other facilities (carrying bags, orientation around campus)
  • Support during both theory, practical and any other classes
  • Attend lectures & tutorials and take detailed notes in the format required by the student
  • Type up accurate notes within agreed time limits, usually 3 days
  • Maintaining time-sheets and other confidential records
  • Assisting student with all personal care requirements and non-medical assistance

A full job description is available upon request. 

 

Male Campus Assistant Essential Requirements: 

  • Applicants must be educated to degree level
  • Excellent communication, written and orientation skills
  • Ability to carry out specialist tasks such as the provision of assistance in practical classes or note-taking in lectures
  • A strong understanding of data protection and confidentiality
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate flexibility over working hours

An awareness of health and safety, and previous experience in note-taking are desirable.  Experience of providing physical assistance to disabled people is also desirable. However, Glen Caring will provide full training to the successful candidate to enable them to carry out this role. The successful candidate will be expected to complete an Access NI (Enhanced) check before beginning employment. 

How to Apply for the Male Campus Assistant Post: 

If you would like to know more about this role, or would like to request an application form, please contact Lisa on 028 8225 2666 or via email: omagh@glencaring.com 

Completed application forms can be returned to the following address:  

Glen Caring Services,  

14 Mountjoy Road,  

Omagh  

BT79 7AD 

  

About Glen Caring 

Glen Caring has been providing social care services since 1995. Today our team of trained carers enable our clients to live as independently as possible with confidence and reassurance.  With the help of our care assistants, our clients can enjoy an improved quality of life, which offers the support they require.   

Services Glen Caring Provides 

In addition to independent living assistance, we offer a range of social care services to clients who require care at home or in their lives to maintain both their health and wellbeing.  Our services include everything from meals and household duties and shopping to personal care and companionship. We offer our services in many different ways as follows: 

  • Self-Directed Support – which offers clients the ‘choice, flexibility and control’ to take charge of their own care package 
  • Private Home Care – home care packages customised to meet the needs of any individual or family.  
  • Specialist Care – such as dementia care. 
  • Respite and Sitting Services – these offer clients to enjoy a caring and fun experience while also providing their families with the support they need to take a much-deserved break.It includes e.g. suitable minibus for the transport of service users offering day trips for example shopping, cinema, library, concerts – along with weekend breaks. It also includes sitting services and over night packages are designed to offer support and reassurance for clients and their families.  

You can find out more about our services here: https://www.glencaring.com/services/  

 

Care Assistants for the Derry/Londonderry Area

Glen Caring is currently recruiting care assistants for the Derry/Londonderry area, to cover sitting services duties.

Our sitting service offers flexibility and supports the holistic, spiritual and caring needs required by our clients. Such care includes any of the following tasks:

  • Meal preparation
  • Light household tasks
  • Laundry
  • Shopping
  • Support in attending appointments
  • Support in attending social outings
  • Assistance with personal care
  • Assistance with medication
  • Assistance with feeding
  • Toileting, stoma and catheter care
  • Assistance with mobility and transfers
  • Companionship

 

Essential criteria for Care Assistants for the Derry/Londonderry Area

To be considered for this role, you must be:

  • Over 18
  • Have a full driving license
  • Access to a car

What Glen Caring offers you?

  • Excellent rate of pay (£8.50)
  • Mileage allowance of 20 pence per mile
  • Flexible rotas
  • Full Induction training provided in-house
  • A work-life balance
  • Additional training opportunities

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.  So, they 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 will support you to gain accredited qualifications. The training and qualifications will develop you professionally and teach you new skills. So while you are caring, you will be developing personally and professionally. But 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 Glen Caring here.

Applying for Posts as Care Assistants for the Derry/Londonderry Area?

Download an application form here today from our website. Alternatively, call Lisa on 02882252666 for more information or to request an application form.

Glen Caring respite services day out to ‘Country Comes to the City’

Giving carers a break with respite services is part of what we do at Glen Caring.  Respite services help those caring for a family member at home but they can also offer a great day out for our clients.

We pull out all the stops to make days out an enjoyable experience for these clients, and we weren’t disappointed on our recent respite services day out to the Country Comes to the City event at Ebrington Square, Derry~Londonderry.

It was a wonderful day which was enjoyed by everyone, and it was great to see the sun shining.

We’d like to say a big Thank You to our carers, who made sure everyone was having a great time. They were Luisa Carlin, Stephen Gamble, Mandy Robinson, Rachel McAlpine, Michaela Kee, Joanne Gamble and Julie Hagan.

Our successful respite service is designed to allow service users to enjoy a caring and fun experience while also providing families with the support they need to take a much deserved break. The service includes a suitable minibus for the transport of service users offering day trips for example shopping, cinema, library, concerts – along with weekend breaks. Some of our successful weekend breaks included trips to Strangford-Bay-Lodge, Portstewart and Linsnaskea Share Centre.

Our sitting services and over night packages are designed to offer support and reassurance for you and your loved ones. This package allows for all aspects of care to be incorporated into your daily routine, again this longer provision package can be filled with any of the following tasks:

  • Meal preparation
  • Light household tasks
  • Laundry care
  • Shopping
  • Support in attending appointments
  • Support in attending social outings
  • Assistance with personal care
  • Assistance with medication
  • Assistance with feeding
  • Toileting, stoma and catheter care
  • Assistance with mobility and transfers
  • Companionship

 

Casual Social Care Assistants Wanted in Derry~Londonderry Area

Glen Caring is recruiting casual social care assistants  in the Derry~Londonderry region. The casual (banking) posts operate on the basis that you can work as and when you are available.

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.

What We Offer Casual Social Care Assistants

Looking after people is a very rewarding and satisfying job. The care you provide helps people to stay in their own home for as long as possible. They can do this because they receive support with dignity from people like yourself, who care for them. In return, Glen Caring is offering casual social care assistants the following terms and benefits:

· £8.50 per hour
· A work-life balance
· Full Induction Training
· Free Uniform
· Flexible Rota’s
· NVQ qualification in Health and Social Care available
· Additional Training opportunities

Essential Criteria for Casual Social Care Assistants

· You need to hold a full driving licence

· You must have access to a car

· You must be over 18 years of age

Casual Social Care Assistants: How to Join the Glen Caring Team

Glen Caring has been providing home care services since 1995, and we’d love you to join our team. If you are interested, please call William in our Ebrington office: 028 71161622 . 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.

We Are Recruiting Care Assistants in the Omagh & Derry region

Glen Caring is recruiting care assistants  in the Omagh & Derry region. The 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.

Where Are We Recruiting Care Assistants?

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

• Omagh  (vacancies for full-time &  sit-in services staff)

• Newtownstewart (vacancies for full-time, part-time & banking/casual staff)

• Ardstraw (part-time staff)

• Castlederg (part-time staff)

• Derry/Londonderry (vacancies for banking/casual and sit-in services staff)

Shift Patterns for Care Assistants

The shift pattern details for these posts are as follows:

Full-Time Staff:

Morning, lunch & tea run or Morning to Bed run – approximately 7am-6pm/7am- 11pm 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 You

We are recruiting care assistants whose posts offer the following terms and benefits:
· £8.20-£8.50 per hour
· A work-life balance
· Full Induction Training
· Free Uniform
· Flexible Rota’s
· NVQ qualification in Health and Social Care available
· Additional Training opportunities

Essential Criteria for Care Assistant Posts:

· You need to hold a full driving licence

· You must have access to a car

· You must be over 18 years of age

Recruiting Care Assistants: How to Join the Glen Caring Team

Call Lisa in our Omagh office: 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.

Sitting Services Posts in Omagh & Derry

Glen Caring is recruiting casual/banking care assistants for sitting services posts in the Omagh & Derry/Londonderry areas. 

Our sitting service offers flexibility and supports the holistic, spiritual and caring needs required by our service users. 

Role and Duties for Sitting Services Posts in Omagh & Derry 

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 

Our sitting services and overnight packages are designed to offer support and reassurance to our clients. This service covers all aspects of care to be incorporated into daily routines. Such care includes any of the following tasks: 

*Meal preparation 

*Light household tasks 

*Laundry  

*Shopping 

*Support in attending appointments 

*Support in attending social outings 

*Assistance with personal care 

*Assistance with medication 

*Assistance with feeding 

*Toileting, stoma and catheter care 

*Assistance with mobility and transfers 

*Companionship 

Find out more here about our  sitting services.  

 

Pay and Conditions for Sitting Services Posts in Omagh & Derry:  

We are offering you: 

  • Excellent rates of pay of £8.50 per hour
  • Full training provided 
  • Free Uniform
  • Flexible Rota’s
  • NVQ qualification in Health and Social Care available
  • Additional Training opportunities

 

Essential Requirements for Sitting Services Posts in Omagh & Derry:  

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

  • Full driving licence
  • Access to a car
  • You must be over 18

How to apply for Sitting Services Posts in Omagh & Derry  

If you want to join our team or find out more information call Lisa in our Omagh office on 028 82252666 or William in our Ebrington Square office on 02871161622 

Alternatively, you can email us at info@glencaring.com to request an application form, or download an application form here 

Family Carers Struggle With Self Directed Support

Carers in the North West are struggling to access new forms of social care, says local agency Glen Caring.  The Western Trust must act now to put the new Self Directed Support system fully in place for the region.

“The current difficulties are taking too big a toll on carers,” says Glen Caring Manager Linda Beckett. “They are under pressure already looking after their loved one.”

The Self Directed Support (SDS) system is supposed to offer people a bigger say in how their care is delivered, says Linda. “But the Western Trust, for example, doesn’t yet have staff in place to administer the new Managed Budgets option. This was supposed to be in place by 1st September.”

“Also, there is supposed to be register of regulated care providers, so that people can choose the right care agency to meet their needs.”

How Should Carers Get Self Directed Support?

Linda explains that there are three main ways for people to access care within the new SDS system: Direct Payments, Managed Budgets or the traditional route where your key worker accesses care for you.

Under the Direct Payments option, you receive an amount per week and effectively ‘buy in’ the care yourself. “This provides lots of flexibility and control and gives carers a customised package of care.”

“But this option doesn’t suit a lot of elderly people, because they don’t want to set up the required separate bank account and they don’t want to take on the role of employing people to provide care. Linda says elderly people should have the option to use the Managed Budget system, where the Trust manages the budget and the service user can choose who provides the care. “But it’s not operational yet in the Western Trust.”

Problems Accessing Self Directed Support

Linda cites cases of people in the region who are suffering as a result of the delays in putting key elements of the new system in place. She says William of Dromore is caring 24/7 for his wife who has dementia.

“He is supposed to be getting 6 hours of respite care a week using the traditional route of social care from the Trust. But at present he is lucky to get 3 hours, as carers from the Trust are not always available. SDS would give him the option of sourcing care for himself.

“He doesn’t want the added responsibility of the Direct Payment option. However, the Managed Budget option would allow him to tailor the care around his needs – with the Trust taking responsibility for the contract.  This is perfect for carers like William as they get the respite care tailored around their needs. But the Managed Budget option can’t be used at present because the Trust don’t have staff in place for it”.

For those who can manage the Direct Payment option, Linda says it offers them lots of flexibility. She cites the example of a young physically disabled person being cared for at home by their mother. “The Direct Payment option can offer young people the opportunity to attend university, attend day courses go to swimming classes or on cinema trips. It also offers room for some respite care for the main carer, so she can go shopping or just have time out to recharge.”

Gaps in Self Directed Support Must Be Addressed

But because there is no Register of regulated care providers, carers find it hard to find the right agencies. “They have to do all the research themselves. Then they must find the right agencies to deliver the package of care for their wants and needs. That’s a big burden to put on a parent who is already overburdened and it’s simply not fair,” says Linda.

Unless these gaps in the system are addressed, carers and their loved ones are going to suffer, added Linda. “We’ve been providing social care in this region since 1995. We are all too aware of the barriers people are facing accessing the new SDS system.”

She says people need more information and advice. “So this is part of the reason why they are opening new offices in the region over the next week.”

“Our new office in Ebrington is opening on Friday 24th November, 02871885188 9-5 Mon-Friday. Also, our new Ballymoney office is opening Wednesday 29th November, 028 77722591. If you want advice or information about the new social care options, call us or drop in for a chat.”