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Burngrange Care Home Burngrange Park West Calder, EH55 8ET
£23,631 - £24,044 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
28.5 hours per year


1 X 28.5 hours, 52.14 weeks per year, Permanent

We are keen to employ a diverse workforce that reflects the people of Scotland. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and particularly from groups currently under-represented, including people with disabilities, those from minority ethnic communities or from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds

West Lothian Council are committed to far reaching changes to the way we deliver our Education Services. These changes include giving you the support and environment that you need to get on with your job and develop your abilities. Our dedication is demonstrated by the whole council achievement of the Investors in People Standard and always aiming a little higher in our service delivery and improvements.

We are currently recruiting for nightshift workers across our care homes. There are a number of fixed term posts, part time and up to full time of 36hrs per week. Specifically, we have:

West Lothian Care Homes for Older People provide care needs for frail older people. We are looking for people interested in working with older people in this environment. A rotational shift system is in operation, which includes weekend working. You should have experience in a social care setting

This position requires registration with the SSSC. The successful candidate will have six months from commencement in this post to register with the SSSC. If you are already registered with SSSC you will be required to add West Lothian Council to your account

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Successful candidates will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment and the cost will be met by the candidate.

The key duties of this post are:

  • To undertake responsibility, jointly with other social care staff, to provide care and support to all service users which respects their individual rights and choice.
  • To provide direct personal care where required in accordance with the service user’s individual care plan by, for example:
  • Assisting/supporting with personal hygiene and appearance, i.e. bathing, shaving, nail cutting, attending to laundry
  • Assisting/supporting with dressing/undressing
  • Assisting/supporting mobility
  • Enabling service users to eat and drink
  • Enabling service users to access and use toilet facilities
  • Contributing to the management of service users continence
  • Enabling service users to achieve physical comfort
  • Contributing to the care of the deceased person
  • Enabling service users to maintain contacts in potentially isolating situations, e.g. due to poor mobility, communication problems due to a stroke, assistance with letter writing

The skills and experience :

  • SVQ II in Health and Social Care or equivalent is desirable.
  • Previous care experience is desirable
  • Disability Confident Employer - Employer
  • Scottish Living Wage