The percentage of care services reporting staff vacancies has increased to the highest level since publication of figures began in 2017. According to a new report published by the Care Inspectorate and the Scottish Social Services Council nearly half (49%) of all care services in Scotland reported having vacancies at the end of 2022.
It’s important that every organisation has the right people set up with access to their workers’ registration information as they are our main points of contact in all matters relating to registration.
We are delighted to announce we are working with the Scottish Refugee Council to deliver sessions for social service employers to help you understand more about recruiting refugees, the different terminology, challenges they face and how you as an employer can better support them.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our dedicated social care workers have provided critical and invaluable support to individuals across Scotland. In recognition of the vital contribution of social care workers, on 30 July 2020 Scottish Ministers published details of the social care worker death in service payment scheme.
With care workers being added to the shortage occupation list from mid-February, the Home Office is delivering two events on 21 and 25 January 2022 to provide an overview of the points-based system, the routes available for the care sector and how to become a sponsor.
Employers will be able to advertise vacancies for free on myjobscotland until March next year as part of the Scottish Government’s adult social care recruitment campaign ‘There’s More to Care Than Caring’.
Disclosure Scotland is continuing to prioritise applications for COVID-19 response workers and now also for care home and care at home services, even where the role does not fit the COVID-19 response worker criteria.