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Waverley Court 4 East Market Street, EH8 8BG
£19,687 - £19,969 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time & Part Time
36 hours per week

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Job Description

Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership

Social Care Assistant - Home Care and Reablement Service
City Wide - various locations

Salary: £19,687 - £19,969 (pro rata for part time)
Hours: 36 per week

An exciting opportunity is available to those who would like to come and join us as Social Care Assistants within the Home Care and Reablement Service.

Do you want to make a positive difference to the lives of others?

Our Home Care and Reablement services provide support to the citizens of Edinburgh in their own homes to enable them to achieve as much independence as they can. We operate seven days a week with a focus on supporting service users to regain or attain skills and abilities. This brings positive and life changing improvements to those we work with.

Never worked in a care environment before?

Don’t worry if you have no work experience or if you are changing direction in your career, we will give you full training and develop your skills to help you gain qualifications in Health and Social Care.

What does the role entail?

As a Carer within the service, you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Community Nurses and Social Care professionals with the aim of supporting, motivating, and inspiring people to re-learn daily skills and enhance their quality of life. This may be required following a period in hospital or to prevent admission to hospital.

Developing your skills / Career Development

We support employees to develop skills in a supported and professional environment and make a real difference to the lives of others. You will have access to training, with funded opportunities to obtain qualifications in Health and Social Care.  For example, we will support and fund you to undertake your SVQII in Health and Social Care.  This will create access to opportunities for career development in one of Health and Social Care Partnership’s largest services and have access to the employee benefits that you would expect from one of Scotland’s Council’s.

Leave and Benefits

Excellent rate of pay - from £19,687 to £19,969 (Pay Award pending for 2022-23)
Flexible working hours - various working patterns available
Additional shift allowance –for split shift, after 9pm and weekend working
Annual Leave - 26 days annual leave plus 6 Bank holidays (after 5 years service this will increase to 31 days)
Family friendly policies
- such as Maternity / Paternity Leave and Special Leave and Occupational Sick Pay
Employee Assistance Program - practical and emotional support 24/7 including counselling and physio

Enrolment in the Local Government Pension Scheme – employer contribution rate of 21.1% 

Capital Credit Union - save directly from your salary and access ethical financial services

MyBenefit scheme – discount or spread the cost of items via a salary sacrifice scheme for items such as home and electronics, bikes and cars, gym memberships, high street stores and more.

Travel Expenses - Car mileage payments, Ringo for cashless parking or access to a Council Pool Car, paid bus tickets or money towards a monthly bus pass should these be required for work purposes.

Uniform and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) – You are provided with paid uniforms, PPE and a mobile phone for work use.


A number of flexible opportunities exist for people wishing to work in this exciting environment. We are looking for people of all ages, male and female to become home carers. Want to make a difference?

Working Pattern examples:

Dayshifts - 8.00am to 1.00pm Monday to Friday or 8.00am to 1.00pm Saturday and Sunday

Backshift - 4.00pm to 7.00pm Monday to Friday or 4.00pm to 7.00pm Saturday and Sunday

Split Shifts – 8.00am to 1.00pm and 4.45pm – 10.00pm on a 4 days on, 4 days off rota

There are additional payments should you work shifts, after 9pm or weekends.
Please note there is also a Pay Award pending for 2022-23

Successful candidates will be expected to travel efficiently and may be required to work out with normal work area.


Foreign Police Check

Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.

Legislative Information - This post is accepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.

Regulated Work with Protected Adults - 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.
Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with protected adults.

SSSC Registration - This post will require you to have obtained SSSC Registration within 6 months of employment.

All correspondence will be via your email address registered with myjobscotland.   Apply now and we will be in touch within 7 days of the closing date to advise whether you are selected for interview.

We're committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.  For roles in grade 5 or above, annual increments in our contribution zones are dependent on achieving agreed performance goals.