Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership
Social Care Assistant – Home Care and Reablement Service
Various Locality areas
Salary: £16,775 – £18,860 (pro rata)
Hours: 36 per week, 4 on 4 off split shift working pattern (0800-1300 and 1645-2200)
Social care is a challenging and rewarding career.
Our care staff work with some of Edinburgh’s older and more vulnerable citizens, people from different backgrounds and of all abilities. You will work with people to enable them to remain at home to continue to live full and valued lives, promoting and encouraging independence where possible. You will assist people with their personal care such as bathing and dressing, assist with catheter care, provision of meals and administration of medication.
We can offer you an opportunity of a career working with people, training and development and a nationally recognised qualification. Good rates of pay, excellent holidays, a generous pension scheme and a range of staff benefits are all part of the package.
Additional working time payments will apply, depending on the exact shift patterns worked. For a full-time post working various day shifts (across seven days) additional payments of around £2,500 a year would apply.
A full driving licence is desirable as is the use of a car for work. You can register as an essential driver and become eligible to claim work related mileage at 0.45p per mile. Non-drivers are also welcome to apply.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by the City of Edinburgh Council.
The City of Edinburgh Council applies a Living Wage allowance to ensure that all employees earn at least £9.34 per hour. Successful applicants will be paid the hourly rate as advertised, plus the allowance, in order to bring their earnings to £9.34 per hour.
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