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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 homes.

Work Environment: 

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 homes. 

What will I learn?

  • Funding available for SVQ Level 2 training after completion of probationary period
  • Fully paid induction and training including moving and handling training and shadowing opportunities with our more experienced carers
  • Communication, teamwork and the opportunity to gain a professional qualification within the Social Care sector. 

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.

Closing Date:

Ongoing recruitment.