Care Co-Ordinator Post for Strabane

Glen Caring is seeking to fill a full-time care co-ordinator post at our Strabane Office.  The successful candidate will liaise closely with our care workers and other care professionals such as social workers. They will also maintain care plans and organise rotas for carers.

About The Care Co-Ordinator Post

Glen Caring is a private home care agency which offers support and services to individuals who want to remain independent in their own home. We have an opportunity to recruit a new care co-ordinator for our Strabane Office based in the local town. This is a full-time 9 to 5, Monday to Friday position.

Key Responsibilities for Care Co-Ordinator Post

  • Co-ordinate the customer referral process ensuring all customer details are entered into our business operating system
  • Maintain and update care plans
  • Liaise closely with social workers on a daily basis on client’s needs
  • Distribute rotas to care workers on a weekly basis
  • Good communication with care workers about changes to rota on a daily basis
  • Attending meetings with clients when necessary
  • Assisting Human Resources to interview possible candidates for care workers
  • Being available to take our out of hours phone when required

Essential Requirements for the Care Co-Ordinator Post:

We require the following skills and experience:

You must be dedicated to providing an excellent customer service as well as reliable, flexible, and well organised. Candidates must also be able to pay attention to detail and enjoy problem solving.

In this role, you will be liaising with a range of people such as support workers, service users, office personnel, social services. Therefore, you must have excellent communication skills. You must be IT literate as you will be using a care database on a daily basis.

Candidates must also have the following qualifications:

  • GCSE in Maths and English or equivalent is essential.
  • Experience working in the Health and Social Care sector is essential
  • A Health and Social Care qualification is preferable

Additional Information:

Candidates must be willing to undertake a police disclosure form.  Disclosure expense will be met by the applicant. Candidates must also have a full driving license to be able to visit clients when required.

Rate of pay will be discussed at the interview stage

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.

All staff receive a full training induction before starting work and we will support them to gain accredited qualifications. The training and qualifications will develop them professionally and teach new skills.  You can find out more about Glen Caring here. http://www.glencaring.com/

Services Glen Caring Provides

At Glen Caring, we offer a range of social care services to clients who require care at home to maintain both their health and their independence.  These 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, palliative care and end-of-life 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: http://www.glencaring.com/services/

How to Apply for the Care Co-Ordinator Post:

If you would like to know more about this vacancy, or would like an application form, please contact Lisa on 02882252666. Application forms are also available to download from our website here

Closing Date: Wednesday 10th October 2018 @ 5pm

Operations Administrator Post in Social Care, Omagh

Glen Caring Services are seeking to recruit an Operations Administrator to work as part of an already established team in our social care agency. We provide services across the Western and Northern Trusts and this post will be based mainly at our Head Office in Omagh, but may cover other regional offices.

About the Operations Administrator Post

This is a full-time Monday to Friday position, working in a busy office environment. You will be responsible for the smooth running of the office, taking on all administration tasks. You must also be willing to be trained as a care coordinator for our social care services, under the supervision of a senior care coordinator. This varied role will be integral to the running of our business through good communication with both clients and our existing office- based colleagues.

Essential Requirements for the Operations Administrator:

  • Applicants must have Maths and English GCSE qualifications or equivalent.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office packages
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Previous experience in an administration or social care role is desirable but not essential as Glen Caring will provide full training and all the resources required to carry out this role.

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.
All staff receive a full training induction before starting work and we will support them to gain accredited qualifications. The training and qualifications will develop them professionally and teach new skills. You can find out more about Glen Caring here.

Services Glen Caring Provides

At Glen Caring, we offer a range of social care services to clients who require care at home to maintain both their health and their independence. These 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, palliative care and end-of-life 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 here about Glen Caring services.

How to Apply for the Operations Administrator Post:

If you would like to know more about the role, or would like to request an application form, please contact Leah or Lisa on 028 8225 2666 or on hrglencaring@gmail.com.

Completed application forms can be returned to this email address.

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

 

Social Care Jobs in Newtownstewart & Surrounding Areas

We have openings for social care jobs in the Newtownstewart, Castlederg, Gortin and Victoria Bridge areas. The vacancies are for care assistants and both full-time and part-time posts are available. 

We offer flexible rotas, so these social care 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 Social Care Jobs 

The full-time and part-time social care jobs are available in the following areas: 

  • 1 Full-time post (Morning to Teatime) in Newtownstewart 
  • 1 Part-time post (Bedtime run) in Newtownstewart 
  • 1 Full-time post (Morning to Bedtime) in Castlederg 
  • 1 Full-time post (Morning to Bedtime) in Victoria Bridge 
  • 1 Part-time post (Bedtime run) in Gortin. 

 

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 
  • 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 Social Care Jobs  

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 about these social care jobs in Newtownstewart and surrounding areas, please call Lisa in our Omagh office. Alternatively, you can email us at info@glencaring.com to request an application form, or download an application form from our website here: http://www.glencaring.com/job-opportunities/  In the meantime, you can find out more about Glen Caring here . 

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.”

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.

Care assistant vacancies in Coleraine and Ballymoney

We have care assistant vacancies in the Coleraine and Ballymoney areas for part-time, full-time and casual staff. These are very rewarding jobs and we believe in investing in our staff. This includes training, so you don’t need previous experience to apply.

The hours involved in these posts may suit those who need the flexibility that a 9 to 5 job doesn’t offer.

Working as a Care Assistant

Looking after people is a very rewarding and satisfying job because you know that the care you are providing is enabling someone to fulfil their desire of staying at home for as long as possible, supported with dignity by people who care. In return, Glen Caring offers care assistants the following:

  • Excellent rates of pay
  • Mileage
  • Paid Training Provided
  • Free Uniform
  • Flexible Rota’s
  • Availability for guaranteed hours in selected areas
  • NVQ qualification in Health and Social Care available
  • Additional Training opportunities

Essential Criteria for Filling Care Assistant Vacancies

Are you interested in working as a care assistant with Glen Caring? Then you need a full driving licence and 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. This allows them to 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.

What you need to do now

If you are interested in our carer vacancies in Coleraine and Ballymoney and the surrounding area, then find out more: call Lisa today for an application on: 028 8225 2666 or email us at: hrglencaring@gmail.com

If you are not from these areas but are still interested in working for as a carer for Glen Caring, then check out our Job Opportunities

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.”

 

Full and Part-Time Carer Posts in Omagh Area

UPDATE: Part-time posts only now available. Full-time posts have been filled.

Glen Caring currently has vacancies for full-time and part-time carer posts in Omagh and the surrounding area. It’s a rewarding job and we believe in investing in our staff. This includes training, so you don’t need previous experience to apply.

The hours involved in these posts may suit you if you need the flexibility that a 9 to 5 job doesn’t offer.

Hours for Carer Posts in Omagh

Details of the hours for full-time or part-time carer posts in Omagh are as follows:

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

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

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

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

Working as a Carer

Looking after people is a very rewarding and satisfying job. The care you provide helps someone fulfil their desire of staying at 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 offers care assistants the following:

  • Excellent rates of pay
  • Paid Training Provided
  • Free Uniform
  • Flexible Rota’s
  • Availability for guaranteed hours in selected areas
  • NVQ qualification in Health and Social Care available
  • Additional Training opportunities

Essential Criteria for Carer Posts in Omagh

If you would like to work as a care assistant with Glen Caring, then you need a full driving licence and 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.  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.

What you need to do now

If you are interested in our carer posts in Omagh and the surrounding area, then find out more: call Lisa today for an application on 028 8225 2666 or email us at hrglencaring@gmail.com

If you are not from the Omagh area but are still interested in working for as a carer for Glen Caring, then check out our Job Opportunities.