Care Assistants - Morningside, City Centre, South West

£9.50 per hour for experienced staff
15 Nov 2017
14 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Entry level

Contact Details

Full and part time Care Assistants required in Edinburgh South West and City Centre starting at £9.00 per hour rising to £9.50 per hour for experienced staff.

Next training dates commencing 5th December and 19th December.

Job Summary

Full and part time Care Assistants required in Edinburgh South West and City Centre starting at £9.00 per hour rising to £9.50 per hour for experienced staff. As we grow our business and private work we are looking for car drivers with access to their own vehicle, or employees who are happy to walk between clients in Morningside or in the City Centre.

Our service users are older adults living in Edinburgh who need some support or assistance to live as independently as possible at home. We are a family run - and have years of hands on experience in healthcare - and are looking for people dedicated to providing compassionate care, who are dependable and have a positive outlook, and who have an eye for detail – after all we know that the little things can make a big difference to an individual’s life. In return we offer a good rate of pay, opportunities to develop and ongoing support.

Responsibilities and Duties

You will be comfortable providing a range of support to individuals in their own homes, which can involve: assisting individuals to get washed and dressed, preparing and assisting with meals, light household duties, and assisting with prescribed medication. There are also opportunities to assist individuals home from hospital or accompanying service users on outings in the community.


  • Working in a supportive team which values you and the work you do
  • £9.00 per hour rising to £9.50 for experienced staff.
  • Paid induction training and on-going supervision – with us you’ll always feels supported
  • 28 days holiday pro rata
  • Paid mileage
  • Opportunities to develop your career, and support with SVQ2 and SVQ3
  • Double time paid on Christmas and New Year holidays


Experience isn’t needed as we provide full training and on going support. Have a look at our website to find out more about 1st Focus Homecare and what it means to be a Care Assistant or call a member of the team on 0131 510 7878 for an informal chat.

A Disclosure Scotland PVG will be required.

You will be required to attend 3 days classroom based training, and then you will have two shadow shifts with an experienced member of staff.

Please contact one of our team for an informal chat on 0131 510 7878 or respond to this ad with your CV.

*Due to occupational requirements of this position male applicants must be car drivers with access to own vehicle**

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