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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.

 

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 .

 

 

Part-Time Care Assistants Posts in Castlederg

We have openings for part-time care assistants in the Castlederg area. The posts are to cover evening hours, working from 7pm to 11pm for seven evenings per fortnight.  

These part-time care assistants’ jobs may suit those who need the flexibility that a 9 to 5 job doesn’t offer.  The social care jobs 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. 

 

Details of Part-Time Care Assistants Jobs 

The evening or bedtime runs are from 7-11pm, working a 3- and 4-day pattern on a fortnightly cycle. Shift patterns for the posts are as follows:  

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

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

 

What Glen Caring Offers You  

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

  • £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 Part-Time Care Assistants 

In order to apply for these full-time or part-time social care jobs, you will need:  

  • 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  

 To find out more, please call Lisa 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 from our website here: https://www.glencaring.com/job-opportunities/  In the meantime, you can find out more about Glen Caring here . 

Care Assistants in The Northern Trust Region

Glen Caring is recruiting care assistants in the Northern Trust 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 who are new to social care. Because we offer all the training you need, you don’t need previous experience to apply.

Where Are These Care Assistant Posts Based?

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

  • Ballymoney
  • Ballymena
  • Garvagh
  • Kilrea
  • Coleraine
  • Portrush
  • Cullybackey
  • Castlerock

 

Shift Patterns for Care Assistants in the Northern Trust Region:

The shift pattern details for these posts are as follows:

 

Full-time Care Assistants in the Northern Trust Region:

Morning, Lunch & Tea run , which is approximately 7am to 6pm

Staff would work a 3-day and 4-day pattern on a fortnightly cycle – 3 days one week, 4 the next.

 

Part-time Care Assistants in the Northern Trust Region:

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) Care Assistants in the Northern Trust Region:

As and when you are available

 

What Glen Caring Offers You:

For these care assistant posts, we offer the following terms and benefits:

  • £8.20 per hour
  • 20p per mile mileage allowance
  • Flexible Rotas
  • Free uniform
  • A work-life balance
  • NVQ qualification in Health and Social Care available
  • Additional Training opportunities

Essential Criteria for Care Assistants Posts:

  • You need to hold a full driving licence
  • You must have access to a car
  • You must be over 18 years of age

 

How to Apply for Care Assistants Vacancies:

If you are interested in joining the Glen Caring team, you can download an application form from our website. Alternatively, you can call Claire on 02877722591 or email us at limavady@glencaring.com.

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.

Carers Information Day in Ballymena

Glen Caring will have a Carers Information Day in Ballymena on Saturday 5th May . The stand will be based outside Carphone Warehouse in Fairhill Shopping Centre, from 10am to 4pm.

Careers Advice on Carers Information Day in Ballymena

The information stand will be in Ballymena for two reasons, says Glen Caring manager Linda Beckett. “It’s aimed at providing information to anyone thinking of a career in social care. But it also aims to offer advice and information on social care services, including Self Directed Support, which many people are struggling to understand.”

“Claire, William and Sheree will be there to answer any questions you may have about joining the Glen Caring team. We are looking for caring, compassionate and kind people who are looking to start a career in social care. You must be over 18 to join our team, have a driving licence and access to a car. If you fit these criteria, feel free to come along to chat to us and fill out an application form.”

Glen Caring offers full-time, part-time and casual posts for care assistants, says Linda.  “We offer flexible rotas, which 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.”

“So come along and find out more about the job opportunities we offer and the training we provide to build your career in social care.” In the meantime, check out the latest vacancies on our website’s job opportunities page.

Care Services Advice on  Carers Information Day in Ballymena

Linda says the stand at Fairhill will also be offering information on the new systems of Self Directed Support (SDS) and Direct Payments for social care services. “A lot of people  are struggling to understand and access new forms of social care support.  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.”

“Our staff can help advise you on how to access the social care services you need for yourself or a family member. We can also help you to design your own care package, from the services you need. So come along to our Carers Information Day in Ballymena and find out more about  Glen Caring services too.”

Care Assistant Vacancies in Northern Region

Glen Caring is seeking to fill Care Assistant vacancies in the Northern 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.   

Care Assistant Vacancies – Areas Covered: 

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

  • Ballymoney
  • Ballymena
  • Garvagh
  • Kilrea
  • Coleraine
  • Randalstown
  • Toomebridge

Shift Patterns for Care Assistant Vacancies  

 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 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: 

  • £8.20 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 Vacancies:  

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

  • 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  

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

  

 

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.”