I’m responsible for the day-to-day running of Scoonie House Care Home. I oversees all activities within the home and ensure the quality of the service and care provided exceeds the standards set by the regulators, The Scottish Care Inspectorate.
I ensure that residents have the chance to participate in the every day running of the home, to make sure that they get what they need here, and to help us ascertain what is important to each resident.
I enjoy developing ways to promote my residents’ rights and responsibilities, providing information and support not only to the residents but also to their families and my Care Team too. I try to arrange stimulating activities, and encourage residents to get involved to help foster a sense of independence. I also create opportunities for residents to contribute to the local community and access local services, to make sure they have a sense of freedom and belonging.
I particularly enjoy completing the range of daily tasks that are expected of me, and spending time with so many different kinds of people. I understand the importance of developing my own personal learning on a daily basis. With over sixteen years’ experience at Scoonie, I feel I have the qualifications and experience to look after my residents to the best of my ability. I also holds various certificates, including SVQ Assessor Line 1 and 2, Intermediate Food & Hygiene, as well as Managerial Qualifications.
I’m a member of the PVG Disclosure Scheme (Protecting Vulnerable Adults). A Disclosure is a document containing impartial and confidential criminal history information held by the police and government departments which can be used by employers to make safer recruitment decisions. Our aim is to deliver an accurate and responsive disclosure service that enhances the safety of our residents.
My knowledge and understanding of the home and our residents is aided by the amount of time I have been here, and I am proud of what I have achieved at Scoonie House. One of my biggest achievements outside of work was not only being present at my niece’s birth, but actually participating in the occasion; I was the first person to hold my niece, after helping to deliver her on the sitting room floor!