Working with Birchwood Highland
We recognise that our staff are our greatest asset, and in order for us to provide the best possible service to the people we support, we need to ensure a happy workforce who feel valued, able to offer ideas on how the company should develop, have the opportunity for all the training and development they need, and who really feel part of the company. We are accredited as an Investors in People and Investors in Young People organisation, and are holders of both the Healthy Working Lives Gold Award and Volunteer Friendly Award.
The services we provide are rated as 'excellent' by the Care Inspectorate including under the categories of staffing, management and leadership and quality of care. All of these are a reflection of the motivation of our staff to provide the highest quality of care and support.
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Relief Support Workers - Job Description
Applications are welcome from both male and female candidates. These posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 and successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced PVG check, two satisfactory references and a completed medical questionnaire. These posts will also be subject to a six month probationary period.
Staff are paid an enhanced rate for working night shifts and a fixed rate for on-call and sleepover shifts, where these apply.
All social care staff are required to work to the SSSC Code of Conduct as well as all Birchwood Highland policies .
Board of Directors
We are currently looking for volunteer members for our Board of Directors.
Find out about volunteering with Birchwood Highland
Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG Scheme)
The PVG Scheme was introduced by the Scottish Government in 2011 to replace the previous disclosure arrangements for people who work with vulnerable groups.
For more information about the PVG scheme, please visit the Disclosure Scotland website.