Health & Social Care Support Worker

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able...

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

We are expanding our Health Care Support Service and are looking for a motivated Healthcare Support Worker to join our Extended Community Care Team within Helensburgh and Lomond.

The responsibilities of our Healthcare Support Workers include daily delivery of person-centred care to the community of Helensburgh and Lomond.

Our team support and facilitate collaborative goals and action plans with patients to improve independence and safety in their own home.

You will work within the Reablement and Nursing services:

Reablement is a goal-focused intervention that involves defined therapeutic work over a 6–8 week period.

It uses a strengths-based, person-centred approach which has been shown to lead to improvements in health and well-being.

Our Reablement Service, together with the wider Health and Social Care Team, can support timely discharge from hospital and support individuals to remain living at home if, due to poor health or disability, they have increasing difficulty with daily life activities. Reablement promotes choice, autonomy and independence.

Enabling Palliative patients to remain at home is a core goal of the Team. Working with the District Nursing Team providing personal care and end of life care to patients and their families within their own home. Expanding knowledge of Nursing needs and skills required by patients in the Community setting.

 Previous experience working in Health and Social Care settings would be beneficial but is not essential due to the training and support available.

Attributes of a successful candidate include excellent communication skills, team working skills, adaptability, and effective time-management.

Good IT skills are also required.

The organisation is committed to supporting your professional development and you will have access to appropriate training to enable you to provide optimum care.

This includes the Mandatory Induction Standards for Healthcare Support Workers in Scotland. 

Access to a car and a full driving licence are essential.

Please note these posts include weekend and evening working.

For informal enquiries please contact Joanne Gray, Occupational Therapy Team Lead for Helensburgh and Lomond

Tel: 01436 655052


AnnMarie Ross, District Nurse Team Lead

Tel: 01436 655 008



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NHS Highland is geographically the largest of the 14 regional boards of NHS Scotland, covering an area of 12,500 square miles, across Highland and Argyll & Bute.

As a board we strive to ensure the environment is conducive to nurturing a positive culture, supported and delivered through our NHS and Social Care values.

Care and compassion

Dignity and respect

Openness, honesty and responsibility

Quality and teamwork

NHS Scotland is reducing their full time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay.  This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff.  This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours.  However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period for which you would be paid until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Recruiting Board. 

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