A RECRUITMENT drive is underway to fill 20 posts within Inverclyde’s care-at-home sector.
Recent tightening of coronavirus restrictions — including a return to ‘shielding’ for people with underlying health conditions — means Inverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) vacancies available ranging from 14 to 28 hours per week.
There are permanent and temporary contracts and also posts available on a sessional basis, giving people flexibility around working hours, but which could lead to other opportunities and career progression into senior and supervisor roles.
Councillor Robert Moran, Inverclyde’s health and social care convener, said: “Our care-at-home staff perform a vital role in our communities supporting elderly, disabled and vulnerable residents, day in, day out.
“Without them, everyday tasks would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, for these people. Care-at-home staff can often be the only person their client sees or speaks to from day to day so they also play a crucial role in tackling loneliness and isolation.
“Those are just some of the reasons why it’s important we continue to bolster the ranks and ensure we have staff to fulfil this first-class service.”
Details are available on the My Job Scotland website.