STIRLING is set to benefit after a care at home organisation announced they would be embarking on a recruitment drive - offering 20 jobs within the area.

ILS provides services on contract to Stirling Council, and supports older people at home and people of all ages challenged by disabilities and other issues which make it hard for them to cope with life alone.

The company is looking for a range of full-time, part-time and relief support workers in several areas across the region, including St Ninians, Bridge of Allan and Dunblane, and also in more rural areas such as Callander, Kippen and Aberfoyle.

Full staff training is provided prior to working in the community as well as on-going training and support with the opportunity for career progression. An SVQ training programme has recently been launched for all members of the teams.

ILS Scotland is a major, long established provider of care across Scotland, working in partnership with local authorities, and has a workforce of 1600 across the county. Services are also provided on a private basis to those who wish to augment the care they receive through the council, or have other requirements for support.

Jacqui Young, Service Manager at ILS in Stirling, said: "We train and develop all of our staff, so if you've never worked in care, but think you have the right skills to work for us, this might be for you. Care workers range widely in age, from 18 to over 65, and come from all walks of life. ILS offers very flexible working patterns, which makes work in this sector attractive to many different types of people, including mums going back to work, the older generation, and career changers.

"Many of our care workers have made a real career for themselves at ILS and we're delighted to have helped them. It's a great opportunity and can be totally life-changing - for them and so many others. I would be happy to hear from anyone looking for employment in the Stirling area who thinks they have the right skills to work for us."

ILS provides care at home, predominantly for older adults, but also for adults with a disability, and support for children and families. The new recruits will support these people, helping them to remain within their own homes, and will assist with personal care, meal preparation, supervising a medication regime and other daily living tasks.

A typical day in the life of a care worker will involve dropping in to see and support several different people in one day, working on a rota and a shift system. Care and support is generally provided on a one-to-one basis, and those who work with ILS derive great job satisfaction which comes from a genuine interest in working with people.

Anyone interested in working for ILS in Stirling can get in touch by phone on 0800 055 6219, or through the website