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Working in Residential Care - Older People

Working in Residential Care - Older People

Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership provides residential care and support in a homely environment to older people across the city.

Career Pathway

A role as a Social Care Assistant within the HSCP is not only a rewarding job but could be the beginning of a long career doing life changing work. Glasgow City HSCP offers many types of services to people across the community, including residential care, care at home and housing support. Services mostly support adults, but you could become involved in supporting younger people too.

About our Care Homes 

Hawthorn House

• Service Manager - Dean Sockalingum
• Ashfield Street - Possilpark
• 120 bedded unit
• 30 beds provide Specialist Dementia Care
• 90 beds support older people

Riverside

• Service Manager - Evelyn Downie
• Springfield Road - Dalmarnock
• 120 bedded unit
• 15 beds provide Specialist Dementia Care
• 105 beds support older people

Orchard Grove

• Service Manager - Andrew Renshaw
• Prospecthill Circus, Toryglen
• 120 bedded unit
• 15 beds provide Specialist Dementia Care
• 105 beds support older people

Meadowburn

• Service Manager - Anne Gallanagh
• Leithland Road - Pollock
• 120 bedded unit
• 15 beds provide Specialist Dementia Care
• 105 beds support older people

Victoria Gardens

• Service Manager - Linda Benedetti
• Blawarthill Place, Knightswood
• 70 bedded unit supporting older people

 

Working for us

Working with older adults is a rewarding job and can offer great flexibility.

Rotas within the establishments cover 7 days therefore you must be available to cover the full roster requirements. Shift patterns are 12 hour shifts, day or night posts. 

Full time (35 hours) - 3 x 12 hour shifts over 7 days

Part time (24 hours) - 2 x 12 hour shifts over 7 days

Working 1 weekend in 3 of a 6 week rota

The Social Care Assistant posts are graded PCS2, Grade 3 (Core Pay).  It also attracts a Non Standard Work Pattern (NSWP) and Working Contents and Demand (WCD) payment.  A yearly incremental progression is applied to the core pay from your start date, taking your up each level - Entry / Interim / Proven level(s).  Detailed below illustrates the starting Entry level for day and night posts.  The following links illustrate all incremental progression levels for each post -

pdf icon SCA Salaries - 12 hours - (Days) [106kb]

pdf icon SCA Salaries - 12 hours - (Nights) [107kb]

 


SCA(Day) - 12 hr shifts

Core Pay/NCP

Level

Amount

PCS 2/Grade 3

Entry

£19,119.20

WCD

Level 1

£619

NSWP

Level C

£1,812

Total

 

£21,550.20 full time salary - 35 hours

Weekly Hours

24

£14,777.28 part time salary - 24 hours

 

SCA(Night) - 12 hr shifts

Core Pay/NCP

Level

Amount

PCS 2/Grade 3

Entry

£19,119.20

WCD

Level 1

£619

NSWP

Level G

£9,110

Total

 

£28,848.20 full time salary - 35 hours

Weekly Hours

24

£19,781.62 part time salary - 24 hours


Applicants will be expected to cover citywide to support demands of service when required.

Upon recruitment we will carry out a Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme record check and you will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within 6 months of taking up post. As a registered professional, there is a requirement that you obtain the appropriate qualification for the role e.g. SVQ 2 in Health and Social Care, within a set timescale.

You are required to have some previous formal or lived experience of supporting vulnerable adults / older people either in a professional or personal capacity.

As a staff member working within the care homes there is an expectation that you uphold and practice in line with the workplace values, which are:

  • Kindness and Compassion
  • Safeguarding
  • Continuous Learning and Reflection
  • Commitment to providing Quality Care and Support 

Duties and Responsibilities of a Social Care Assistant

To show commitment to the wellbeing of people who use our care and support service.

To engage with and listen to the people you support to find out what matters to them enabling us to provide a service that is person centred.

Deliver high quality care and support in line with the Health & Social Care Standards

To assist people in a way that they choose which maintains their individuality, dignity and independence. You may be required to;

  • Assist sensitively with personal hygiene.
  • Administer medication safely.
  • Support participation in recreational activities according to interests and preferences.
  • Assist with eating and drinking when and where the individual chooses.
  • Provide compassionate emotional support when times are difficult.
  • Provide moving and handling support that is safe and appropriate for the person.
  • Seek assistance from Health Care Professionals when asked or have concerns about a person's wellbeing.

Working in Social Care can make a difference to your life by caring for someone else's. This work is about helping people to live well and achieve the things in life that really matter to them. You'll go home each day knowing you made a difference. #lifechangingwork

Apply today!

 

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