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Waverley Court 4 East Market Street, EH8 8BG
£23,651 - £23,857 per year
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Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Description

Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership

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

Salary: £23,651 – £23,857 per year
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.

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.

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

This post is regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check.  Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. An unconditional offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

As part of our goal to improve our organisational culture and create a great place to work together for the people of Edinburgh, we want to make sure that we’re bringing the best people into our roles, not just in their skills and experience but also in their approach to work.

To help achieve this, we’re changing the way we interview and assess candidates by moving from a competency-based interview approach to a behavioural and technical (skills for the job) based approach. This new way of interviewing will allow us to assess how you think and how you would bring Our Behaviours of Respect, Integrity and Flexibility into your ways of working.


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.

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