Care Assistants - City Centre, Morningside, South West

Location
City of Edinburgh
Salary
£9.50 per hour for experienced staff
Posted
19 Jan 2018
Closes
19 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

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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 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.

We offer up to 40 hours a week on a rota basis - with every second weekend off - or have a number of part time and flexible working options.

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.

Benefits

  • Working in a supportive team which values you and the work you do
  • £9.00 per hour rising to £9.50 for experienced staff.
  • Guaranteed hours
  • Paid induction training and on-going supervision – with us you’ll always feels supported
  • 28 days holiday pro rata
  • Paid mileage for car drivers
  • Opportunities to develop your career, and support and partly funded SVQ2 and SVQ3 Health & Social Care training*

*following successful completion of probationary period

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.

Requirements

Experience isn’t needed as we provide full training and on going support. Have a look at our website www.1stfocuscare.co.uk 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 2 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 we can only accept female applicants*

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