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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 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.