PRACTICE SUPPORT TECHNICIAN

Highland Home Carers is an employee owned organisation: One of the major independent providers of home care and support services in Scotland.

Highland Home Carers has a vacancy for Practice Support Technician in our Community Teams Service, providing Care at Home Services to people in their own homes within rural communities. Highland Home Carers Ltd provides professionally trained care and support workers to support local people, enabling them to remain in their own home in the community.

As a Practice Support Technician, you will be responsible for leading and supervising the care/support team to provide a high standard of personal care and support to the individuals we provide a service to in the community. On occasions, you will deliver care/support yourself.

You will have proven experience of working in a social care role, ideally holding an SVQ Level 3 in Social Services & Health Care, however this is not essential as we can support you to achieve this. You will have experience of carrying out person-centered assessments and compiling outcome-focused care/support plans. You will also have experience of liaising with NHS and other professionals and outside agencies about referrals for people who need care/support. Key in this role will be strong communication skills, with an ability to build rapport and develop effective relationships. Ideally you will have a specialised area of practice (eg, nutrition, diabetes, dementia) or an interest in developing one.

Although this role will be based from our Inverness office, you will be required to work within the rural communities predominantly in the Black Isle and Tomatin. Therefore, Drivers Licence with access to a vehicle is essential for this role. This is a Part Time role, with the expectation that the hours will be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the service. You will also be required to undertake on call responsibilities out of hours on a rotational basis.

PST – Application Pack – Sept 2020