Support Worker - 16454
14 September 2018
Permanent / Relief
£8.75 per hour
Blackwood Homes and Care was founded in 1972 by Dr Margaret
Blackwood MBE, a campaigner for the rights and independence of
disabled people. Dr Blackwood was awarded her MBE for her
dedication to improving the lives of disabled people and bringing
awareness to a lack of adapted homes. She was deeply committed to
people being able to live independent lives and, following her work
to improve their financial situation, set her sights on providing
housing that was suitably designed for disabled people. We
deliver our vision of helping people live their life to the full in
the pioneering spirit of Dr Blackwood by providing high quality
housing, care and support for disabled people of all ages, with
over 1500 homes across all 29 mainland local authorities in
Scotland. Blackwood currently have four care homes across the
country and also provide care to people who live in their own
Blackwood provides high-quality, innovative care for the elderly
and people living with physical disabilities and long-term
conditions such as dementia and multiple sclerosis. Our
Edinburgh Care at Home service operates across the city including
Abbeyhill and Leith, Drumbrae, Clermiston and Corstorphine and
Edinburgh South. Edinburgh Care Services consists of three teams
with each team having a dedicated Team Leader.
What might a day in this job look like?
Our personalised care and support packages enable our customers
to live independently and range from a few hours a week to several
daily visits. Our Support Workers provide a wide variety of
personal care tasks for our customers such as personal hygiene,
dressing, medication prompts as well as light household chores.
This role involves going out into the community and working
individually or alongside another Support Worker (depending on the
care visit) where you will visit our customers in their
What will I learn?
- Funding available for SVQ Level 2 training after completion of
- Fully paid induction and training including moving and handling
training and shadowing opportunities with our more experienced
- Communication, teamwork and the opportunity to gain a
professional qualification within the Social Care
What Qualifications / Qualities are required?
We are looking for someone who is open and honest, takes
responsibility, can keep promises, has respect and understanding
and can build trusting relationships.