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Barbara – Whinnieknowe Resident of The Week

Every week, one of the residents at CrossReach Whinnieknowe Care Home in Nairn is quietly named ‘Resident of the Week’.

Care Worker - Services To Older People - NCHC

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Job Type: 
Part Time
Job Status: 
Permanent
Hours Per Week: 
30.00
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Salary (Lowest Value): 
Salary (Highest Value): 
Salary Description: 
<p>Salary is pro rata of 38.5 hours per week. A salary qualification bar applies.</p>
Responsible to: 
Unit Manager
Main Function: 

The general task required of Care Worker shall be as follows, but variance in emphasis may occur in particular establishments.

To work within a multi disciplinary team to meet the need of the service user.

Main Duties: 

1. To act as a key worker for designated service users. Compile, monitor and review care plans in consultation with relevant stakeholders.

2. Assist service users with personal and intimate care.

3. Assist service users to access and use any aids and personal equipment that is required.

4. Liaise with other appropriate health professionals at times of service users illness or/at the end of life.

5. Assist in the promotion of mental and physical activity of service users as detailed in individual care plans.

6. Ensure that service users physical environment is maintained to a high standard.

7. Ensure that service users clothing and effects are personalised and maintained to a high standard.

8. Assist with monitoring and reviewing service users nutritional needs in line with the care plan.

9. Answer emergency bells, the door and telephone, and greet visitors in a professional manner.

10. Be responsible for reading and writing reports in line with CrossReach’s Policy and Procedures and SSSC codes of conduct.

11. Participate in staff and service users meetings as required.

12. Work on a rota basis involving weekend and evening work.

13. Comply with all Health and Safety requirements in line with current Policies including risk assessments.

14. Undertake any training deemed necessary to fulfil the requirements of the role.

15. Comply with CrossReach financial procedures.

16. Have respect for all aspects of Christian worship.

17. Facilitate service users to attend Christian worship (or worship of choice).

Skills and Abilities: 

The post holder must possess basic computer literacy skills including use of Microsoft Office and the internet.

Qualifications: 

Ideally you will possess an SVQ 111 in Social Care.

If you do not you will be expected to achieve an SVQ 111 in a specified period of time

Personal: 

As we do our work in Christ’s name you must be respectful of our Christian Ethos and be able to work within it.

This post requires you to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and undertake the necessary vetting checks.

Registration with the Scottish Social Services Council.

Christian Commitment: 
Tick this box if this post does NOT have a Genuine Occupational Requirement
Additional Information: 

3 x 30hr posts available

CrossReach Morven Day Services: Celebrating 25 Years of Achievement

Thanks to a gentleman called Bill Greer, the doors to CrossReach Morven Day Services opened for the first time twenty five years ago.

In a role similar to that of our Heads of Service in the then Board of Social Responsibility, Bill had long seen the need for a place where people who had mental health problems could be supported in an environment free from judgement and stigma.

IT DON’T MEAN A THING, IF YOU AINT GOT THAT SWING

The Bungalow presents Strictly 2017, A Night at the movies

Strictly Come Dancing is one of the nation’s most favourite talent shows and local participants promise to thrill and entertain the audience at the 2017 Strictly Fundraising Evening taking place at on Friday 3rd November in the Stonehaven Town Hall.

Facebook

Whinnieknowe now has its own Facebook Page. You can access this going on to Facebook and search or type : https://www.facebook.com/CrossReachWhinnieknowe/

Administrator Grade 1

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Email address: 
Job Type: 
Part Time
Job Status: 
Permanent
Hours Per Week: 
20.00
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Salary (Lowest Value): 
Salary (Highest Value): 
Salary Description: 
<p>Salary is pro rata of 38.5 hours per week.</p>
Responsible to: 
Service Manager
Main Function: 

To support the Service Manager and senior team ensuring efficiency in all administrative and clerical areas, within well defined procedures and under supervision.

Main Duties: 

Financial/Statistical

To process invoices timeously in line with CrossReach’s financial procedures.

To manage the service’s petty cash

To accurately record the service’s income and expenditure in the format detailed in CrossReach’s financial procedures.

To provide the Service Manager with up-to-date information on the service’s budget.

To work with the senior team to ensure that employee timesheets are submitted within the specified deadlines.

To collect and arrange payment for service user’s bills as required.

To record and issue service user’s personal allowances and handle personal finance matters.

To complete monthly reconciliations and submit them to the Finance Section within the agreed timescale.

To regularly complete the service’s banking transactions.

To process expenses through the Finance Section

To process donations as set out in CrossReach’s procedures.

To liaise with external agencies such as the Council, Social Work Department or lawyers as required to carry out the duties of the role.

Administrative

To photocopy documents as requested by the senior team.

To establish and efficiently maintain a filing system, ensuring that all filing is kept up-to-date.

To provide reception service when required. Where appropriate, deal with enquiries from, and provide information to, visitors or callers to the service.

To draft and type, minutes, reports and letters as required by staff within the senior team.

To deal with Service Users queries, involving their Key Worker if necessary.

To deal with requests for application packs, issuing application packs and making the necessary arrangements for interviews in line with CrossReach’s procedures.

To open and sort mail and frank and post the service’s mail on a daily basis.

To manage the distribution of stock within the service and when required re-order stock through CrossReach’s recognised suppliers.

To maintain information leaflets on the service, ensuring that they are in the corporate style.

To accurately maintain employee and client records as requested by a member of the senior team including staff rotas.

To carry out administration for training courses, other events and the letting of rooms including collecting fees.

To allocate rooms for counselling, supervision, training and other requirements.

To organise meetings as required by the senior team taking responsibility for organising diaries, booking venues, making travel arrangements and when required taking minutes.

To communicate with staff within the service or in Regional and Head Offices when necessary to seek or pass on information.

Any other duties which may reasonably fall within the parameters of the post.

It is anticipated that the post will cover most of the main duties listed; it is unlikely, but not impossible, that some posts will encompass all the duties.

Skills and Abilities: 

Experience of working with financial information is essential and a sound understanding of Financial procedures as they relate to the job

Proficient computer skills in Microsoft packages, (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.).

Accurate typing skills are essential.

Ability to work on own initiative and work within agreed deadlines.

Be able to communicate with staff at all levels of the organisation as well as people from external agencies.

Good organisational skills are essential.

A warm and friendly manner is essential as well as a professional attitude as the postholder will have contact with service users, their carers and other professionals.
 

Personal: 

Have respect for all aspects of Christian worship.

This post requires you to either complete a Disclosure or be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and undertake the necessary vetting checks.

Christian Commitment: 
Tick this box if this post does NOT have a Genuine Occupational Requirement

Relief Care Worker Services To Older People - NCHC

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Job Type: 
Relief
Job Status: 
Permanent
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Salary (Lowest Value): 
Salary (Highest Value): 
Salary Description: 
<p>Per hour</p>
Responsible to: 
Unit Manager
Main Function: 

The general task required of Relief Care Worker shall be as follows, but variance in emphasis may occur in particular establishments.

To work within a multi disciplinary team to meet the need of the service user.

Main Duties: 

1. Assist service users with personal and intimate care.

2. Assist service users to access and use any aids and personal equipment that is required.

3. Liaise with other appropriate health professionals at times of service users illness or/at the end of life.

4. Assist in the promotion of mental and physical activity of service users as detailed in individual care plans.

5. Ensure that service users physical environment is maintained to a high standard.

6. Ensure that service users clothing and effects are personalised and maintained to a high standard.

7. Assist with monitoring and reviewing service users nutritional needs in line with the care plan.

8. Answer emergency bells, the door and telephone, and greet visitors in a professional manner.

9. Be responsible for reading and writing reports in line with CrossReach’s Policy and Procedures and SSSC codes of conduct.

10. Have respect for all aspects of Christian worship.

11. Facilitate service users to attend Christian worship (or worship of choice).

Skills and Abilities: 

The postholder must possess basic computer literacy skills including use of Microsoft Office and the internet for completing mandatory e-learning courses.

Qualifications: 

Ideally you will possess an SVQ 3 in Social Care.  If you do not you will be expected to achieve an SVQ 3 in a specified period of time.

Personal: 

As we do our work in Christ’s name you must be respectful of our Christian Ethos and be able to work within it.

This post requires you to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and undertake the necessary vetting checks.

Registration with the Scottish Social Services Council

Christian Commitment: 
Tick this box if this post does NOT have a Genuine Occupational Requirement
Additional Information: 

Can offer hours from 7-35 a week.

Cook (Grade 1) - Services to Older People

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Job Type: 
Part Time
Job Status: 
Permanent
Hours Per Week: 
16.00
Additional information on hours: 
2 days a week
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Salary (Lowest Value): 
MG3
Salary (Highest Value): 
MG3
Salary Description: 
<p>Salary is pro rata of 38.5 hours per week.
Responsible to: 
Unit Manager
Main Function: 

To prepare and serve nutritionally balanced and attractively presented meals and snacks to reflect the individual needs and requests of the service user. To ensure a high standard of hygiene and safety in the catering area and promote service user participation in the life of the home.

Main Duties: 

To plan the menus subject to agreement with the Senior Cook and Unit Manager, in order to provide varied and interesting meals and snacks for service users and staff.

To cater, where necessary, for any special diets, consulting with service users on their preferences and providing a choice of menu.

To incorporate and make the best use of fresh vegetables and fruit in the diet of service users.

To maintain a check and control of food stocks and be responsible for the ordering of stores stock.

To prepare, cook and serve meals, also to clear and wash up with the assistance of other staff, where appropriate.

To prepare “home baking” to reflect the service users wishes.

In agreement and consultation with the care staff, encourage therapeutic participation by service users in food preparation in line with Health and Safety guidelines.

To comply with Health and Safety requirements in the kitchen and other catering areas.

To ensure all aspects of current health and hygiene legislation are adhered to.

To be responsible to the Unit Manager for budgetary control.

To be involved in the life of the Unit and cater for special occasions such as parties and seasonal events.

To supervise and help train other catering staff in catering duties.

To participate in staff meetings and in training activities as and when required.

To undertake any other duties as may reasonably befall within the parameters of the post as requested by the Unit Manager or appropriate Team Leader.

Skills and Abilities: 

Previous catering experience would be desirable.

The postholder must possess basic computer literacy skills including use of Microsoft Office and the internet for completing mandatory e-learning courses.

Qualifications: 

Desirable: City and Guilds or equivalent, with a desire for further training.

Personal: 

Have respect for all aspects of Christian worship.

There is a requirement to participate in the organisations appraisal system.

This post requires you to either complete a Disclosure or be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and undertake the necessary vetting checks.

Christian Commitment: 
Tick this box if this post does NOT have a Genuine Occupational Requirement

Care Worker - Services To Older People - NCHC

Please select the Job Title you wish to advertise: 
Job Type: 
Part Time
Job Status: 
Temporary
Job Status Details: 
- to cover maternity leave over a two year period
Hours Per Week: 
35.00
Service Managers Cant Edit these
Salary (Lowest Value): 
Salary (Highest Value): 
Salary Description: 
<p>Salary is pro rata of 38.5 hours per week. A salary qualification bar applies.</p>
Responsible to: 
Unit Manager
Main Function: 

The general task required of Care Worker shall be as follows, but variance in emphasis may occur in particular establishments.

To work within a multi disciplinary team to meet the need of the service user.

Main Duties: 

1. To act as a key worker for designated service users. Compile, monitor and review care plans in consultation with relevant stakeholders.

2. Assist service users with personal and intimate care.

3. Assist service users to access and use any aids and personal equipment that is required.

4. Liaise with other appropriate health professionals at times of service users illness or/at the end of life.

5. Assist in the promotion of mental and physical activity of service users as detailed in individual care plans.

6. Ensure that service users physical environment is maintained to a high standard.

7. Ensure that service users clothing and effects are personalised and maintained to a high standard.

8. Assist with monitoring and reviewing service users nutritional needs in line with the care plan.

9. Answer emergency bells, the door and telephone, and greet visitors in a professional manner.

10. Be responsible for reading and writing reports in line with CrossReach’s Policy and Procedures and SSSC codes of conduct.

11. Participate in staff and service users meetings as required.

12. Work on a rota basis involving weekend and evening work.

13. Comply with all Health and Safety requirements in line with current Policies including risk assessments.

14. Undertake any training deemed necessary to fulfil the requirements of the role.

15. Comply with CrossReach financial procedures.

16. Have respect for all aspects of Christian worship.

17. Facilitate service users to attend Christian worship (or worship of choice).

Skills and Abilities: 

The post holder must possess basic computer literacy skills including use of Microsoft Office and the internet.

Qualifications: 

Ideally you will possess an SVQ 111 in Social Care.

If you do not you will be expected to achieve an SVQ 111 in a specified period of time

Personal: 

As we do our work in Christ’s name you must be respectful of our Christian Ethos and be able to work within it.

This post requires you to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and undertake the necessary vetting checks.

Registration with the Scottish Social Services Council.

Christian Commitment: 
Tick this box if this post does NOT have a Genuine Occupational Requirement
Additional Information: 

This post may become permanent.

Housekeeping Assistant - Services to Older People

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Email address: 
Job Type: 
Relief
Job Status: 
Permanent
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Salary (Lowest Value): 
MG2
Salary (Highest Value): 
MG2
Salary Description: 
<p>£7.50 per hour</p>
Responsible to: 
Service Manager
Main Function: 

As a member of the staff team the Housekeeping Assistant’s role is to help ensure that the service user’s life is made as pleasant as possible, through ensuring that all parts of the unit are kept in a clean and hygienic state.

Main Duties: 

1. To ensure the level of cleanliness throughout the property complies with CrossReach standards.

2. To assist other staff members in all aspects of housekeeping, as directed by senior staff.

3. To work at times as directed by a senior member of staff, or on a rota system.

4. To assist service users in maintaining their personals space within the unit, as directed by a senior member of staff, and in accordance with the service user’s personal plans.

5. To assist new staff in acquiring knowledge and skills related to housekeeping tasks.

6. To attend and participate in staff meetings.

7. To participate in staff training.

8. To undertake appropriate Health & Safety training.

9. To participate in the evaluation of standards within the service.

10. To ensure that the housekeeping tasks are completed satisfactorily and in a manner which complies with CrossReach’s standards.

11. Be aware of issues in relation to control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH)

12. The post holder will be expected to undertake other relevant and reasonable duties as required by senior management.

Skills and Abilities: 

No direct experience is necessary although work in a previous care setting would be an advantage.

The postholder must possess basic computer literacy skills including use of Microsoft Office and the internet.

Personal: 

Have respect for all aspects of Christian worship.

This post requires you to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and undertake the necessary vetting checks.

Christian Commitment: 
Tick this box if this post does NOT have a Genuine Occupational Requirement

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