Dumfries & Galloway Health & Social Care

Dumfries and Galloway Council - Care and Support Services are - NOW RECRUITING

Who are we?

We are the only Council (local authority)  for the region of Dumfries and Galloway, providing services for our community from Stranraer in the West to Langholm in the East.

We manage a number of care at home services that fall under the remit of our Care and Support Services team also known as CASS.

These services are there to help look after and protect our most vulnerable in society and now more than ever we are requiring our community to choose a career in health  and social care to ensure a continued service for our population.

To find out more about our jobs, details of our information event and useful resources to see if a career in care is right for you  keep reading

Our vacanct roles

The COVID pandemic has seen many of our Healthcare support workers move on to other much needed areas of health and Social care such as vaccinator roles which has left our new opportunities for us to start growing new talent in our sector.

Click on the link below to see full details of our roles

Health and Social Care Worker          Various posts across the region    Jobcode DGA06437

The Benefits of working with us

Working in Health and Social care gives you the following opportunities

  • Great pension 
  • Flexible working to meet needs of business and individual circumstances
  • We will train you and give you the time to successfully attain your SSSC registration to work in care
  • You will be funded to undertake a qualification in Care
  • You will have the opportunity to work your way up to leadership roles if this is your desire. 
  • Working with us is a natural career step into othr health and social care partners such as the NHS. 

Is Support work right for me?

We think it takes a special person to be able to care for others and to consistently display the values and attributes listed. 

Support work is not just about personal care, although this is a key aspect of the job. It is about allowing the client you support have access to a friendly, kind and respectful individual who will allow them to live with dignity. Its being empathetic to the fact that sometimes you may be the only person to visit them that day and giving them an ear to listen to their stories whilst working often does more for their wellbeing.

If you or your family and friends recognise these values in you then we think you will be excellent and should think about applying. If you are not sure then use some of the resources below to help you decide.

Empathetic
Kind
Friendly
Able to listen 
Positive 
Respectful
Able to show patience
Reliable

Four great resources to aid your decision

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Click on the image above to read some fantastic case stories about what it is like to work in health and Social care posts. 

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Video Courtesy of Department of Health & Social Care

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If you are not sure if you have the right values or attributes to work in care then why not take a quick quiz to see if care is right for you

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