"Symphony is a great place because of the friendly co-workers and Symphony's training and development opportunities offered to us"
Being one of the top ten recommended care agencies in Scotland, Symphony strives to be the best provider of care in the region. We strongly believe that our staff are the heart and soul of our company and recruit those who we know are capable of making a positive impact on our service users.
We ensure you are trained to a high standard by putting you through an induction programme before you start. Our in house training and development manager will provide you with essential training and encourage you to obtain relevant SVQ qualifications.
We pay your travel time and offer career development opportunities, as well as offering optional benefits such as child care vouchers and private medical cover.
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Our attitude towards our staff
We believe that only a quality work force can provide a quality service. We see our employees as ambassadors of our organization. We invest in our people to provide a quality service.
Our aims and objectives reflect our attitude towards our staff
- To be a fair and considerate employer that values the services of its employees.
- To respect the work life balance of employees.
Training and Development
Our induction programme will ensure that you are well-equipped before you start your placements with us. You will then undertake a period of shadowing with a senior before you work on your own.
Our in-house training and development will ensure that you have a rewarding career in care as long as you are hardworking and passionate about providing a high quality service.
Our training and development manager will encourage you to undertake your SVQ’s and will assist you to obtain the necessary funding.
All candidates are required to undertake our induction training (regardless of previous experience or training). Candidates are also required to pass our MCQ test before they are deemed as trained.
Training is split in to Induction Training and Core Skills.
Some of our induction training includes:
- Health and Safety
- Basic Food Hygiene
- Protecting Vulnerable Groups
- Moving and Handling
- Infection Control
- Roles & Responsibilities
- Medication Training
- Record Keeping
Candidates are required to undertake and complete the Core Skills training within 6 weeks of their start date.
Some core skills are:
- Dementia Training
- Promoting Continence
- First Aid
- Positive Behaviour Support
- Equality and Diversity
- All staff undertake yearly update training.
Our staff undergo supervisions on a regular basis and at least twice a year. They are also required to undergo an annual appraisal with their line manager.
We actively encourage our staff to take up SVQ level 2 qualifications in care. Our training managers are responsible to ensure our staff have the opportunity to attain their SVQ.
Additional training includes some of the following:
- Stroke awareness training
- Parkinsons awareness training
- Palliative care training
- Multiple Sclerosis training
- Huntington’s Disease
- Diabetes Mellitus awareness training
- Epilepsy awareness training
Staff are also required to undertake a period of shadowing with a senior team member before they are allowed to work independently with a service user.
We aim to be a family friendly and flexible employer.
- Paid travel time and paid time during staff meetings,
- Regular supervisions and appraisals.
- We offer in-house career development opportunities.
- Our in–house SVQ assessor will work with you from the start of your employment.
All our employees are entitled to the following benefits (optional)
- Life assurance – a lump sum to assist your dependants in case of death.
- Private Medical cover – contribution made by the company up to 50% of cost
- Employee assistance helpline.
Child care Voucher – to help with child care costs.
All potential candidates are required to complete an application form and are required to attend a formal interview before they are offered a post with us. We take on board both experienced staff and people who are new to the care sector. Our interview process looks at a candidates aptitude and attitude towards care as they are interviewed on real life scenarios during the interview process.
Once a job has been offered , we ensure that candidates are able to provide 2 work references. Candidates are also checked against the Protecting Vulnerable Groups database (previously Disclosure Scotland).