Edinburgh Council – Social Care Assistant (Days) – Edinburgh
£21,697 – £21,979 (pro-rata for part-time)
City Edinburgh Council are looking for Social Care Assistants (Days) across the following care homes:
Clovenstone: 27 Clovenstone Gardens, Edinburgh Postcode EH14 3EX Ferrylee: 33 North Junction Street, Edinburgh EH6 6HR Fords Road: 8 Fords Rd, Edinburgh EH11 3HP Inchview: 233 Gilmerton Road, Edinburgh EH16 5UD Marionville Court: 3 Lochend Road South, Edinburgh EH7 6BP Royston Court: 7 Royston Mains Avenue, Edinburgh, EH5 1LE
Social care is a challenging and rewarding career. Our care staff work with some of Edinburgh’s most vulnerable residents. Working in Adult Social Care is a way to make a real difference to the lives of adults and it is extremely rewarding. Care workers help people to live independent, full and valued lives. They will also help maintain their dignity while helping with personal care such as bathing, dressing, meals and medication.
You don’t need previous experience in Adult Social Care to apply for the role of Social Care Assistant. Whether your employment background is in retail, tourism, manufacturing or any other industry and you fancy a career change, all you need are the right values. If you treat others with respect, listen to their needs, show compassion, understanding, patience, empathy, commitment, respect and kindness and are keen to learn that’s a great start, and we want to meet you.
We will help you to develop your skills as you become a registered carer. If you are career-minded, opportunities are available for career progression. We will support you to gain formal qualifications (SVQ’s) which show you have the skills and knowledge to make a difference in the sector.
We can offer you excellent training, good rates of pay, excellent holiday entitlement, a generous pension scheme and a wide range of staff benefits which include:
- An excellent pension scheme with generous employer contributions of 21.1%
- Generous 26 days’ holiday allowances (pro rata for part time) plus 6 public holidays. Your entitlement increases dependent on length of service
- Cycle to work scheme with savings of up to 30% off the latest bikes and equipment
- Childcare vouchers
- Lifestyle savings scheme to help save money on home, electronics, fashion, technology, supermarkets and travel
- Gym membership at participating gyms
- Paid sickness absence
- Salary advances on public transport season tickets to help with initial outlay costs
You can also become a member of a professional body (SSSC) alongside thousands of social care professionals across Scotland. The roles available cover a variety of working patterns and shifts as well as full-time and part-time opportunities. There are shifts ranging from 4 hours to 12 hours, if this fits in with what you are looking for then we would like to talk to you and see how we can support you in finding a rewarding career.
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.
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.
To apply, please email your CV to email@example.com.
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