Carrick Home Services – Community Care Assistants Required - up to £9.50 per hour & 40p mileage

City of Edinburgh
Up to £9.50 per hour and 40p per mile mileage payment
14 Feb 2018
15 Apr 2018
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Carrick Home Services – Community Care Assistants Required - up to £9.50 per hour & 40p mileage

Carrick Home Services is a family-owned care at home company based in East Edinburgh.  We are an accredited living wage employer.  We are currently expanding and are looking for full time community care assistants to join our friendly team.  We are looking for enthusiastic, caring and compassionate care assistants to join our team in North and East Edinburgh, in particular, Leith, Craigentinny and Portobello.  Experience is preferable (SVQ 2 + preferred).  Further training will be provided.  Our main criteria being that you are kind, caring, empathetic, compassionate, patient, understanding, and want to make a real difference to the lives of our clients. 

We would like to hear from applicants who are looking to work on a full-time basis, and are car drivers.  For full time positions, it is essential that you can work alternate weekends. 

We are a family company and we recognise that you may have other commitments.  We will always do our best to offer you flexibility around you and your family.  We offer excellent working conditions - a package which includes: 


  • Competitive Job Package - earn £8.75 per hour Monday to Friday and £9.50 per hour Saturday and Sunday 
  • 28 days paid holiday (pro-rata for part time)
  • 40p per mile towards mileage
  • Induction training provided
  • Every Second Weekend off
  • SVQ 2 & 3 in Health & Social Care available
  • Flexible working hours
  • On-going support & supervision & specific training – (e.g. Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, Huntingdon’s, Motor Neurone Disease training)
  • Free uniforms, free personal alarm
  • Perkbox Employee Rewards Scheme
  • 24/7 on-call access to our management team 
  • Company Pension Scheme

Day to Day:

The duties our care assistants provides includes:


- Personal care
- Companionship
- Shopping 
- Medication support
- Domestic support



  • Have a positive “can-do” attitude and a commitment to our clients’ best interests
  • Experience required (SVQ 2), although we will consider applicants without this qualification.

· You must be passionate about the people we care for


These posts are permanent contracts. To join the Carrick Home Services team, you must have a caring and compassionate nature and you must genuinely want to make a difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable in our society. 

Due to the nature of this post Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010 applies. Applicants must be female only.

You must be able to provide 2 references (one from your current/most recent employer) and be willing to join Disclosure Scotland’s Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme and the SSSC. 

Please apply for these roles if you feel you have what it takes to become a skilled and valued Community Care Assistant at Carrick Home Services. 

Call Jane Gillies or Andrea Ramsey during office hours for an initial discussion on 0131 661 3502 

We look forward to hearing from you.  

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