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Social Care Assistants - EDN12446

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Posting date: 10 February 2020
Salary: £16,287.00 to £18,316.00 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 23 February 2020
Location: Edinburgh, EH8 8BG
Company: The City of Edinburgh Council
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: EDN12446

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Job Description

Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership

Social Care Assistants
Various locations

Salary: £16,287 - £18,316 plus additional working time payments if applicable (pro rata for part time)
Hours: Various hours available

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. 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.

We can offer you excellent training, good rates of pay, excellent holiday entitlement, a generous pension scheme and range of staff benefits.

These posts are 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.

Want to find out more? Drop in sessions have been arranged at the following Care Homes:

Royston Care Home
7 Royston Mains Avenue, Edinburgh, EH5 1JX
Monday 3rd February and Tuesday 10th March 10.30am-12.30pm

Marionville Care Home
3 Lochend Road South, Edinburgh, EH7 6BP
Monday 17th February and Thursday 27th February 10.30am-12.00pm or 2pm-3.30pm

Clovenstone Care Home
27 Clovenstone Gardens, Edinburgh, EH14 3EX
Friday 31st January and Wednesday 12th February 10.30am-12pm or 2pm-3.30pm

Interviews for these positions are scheduled to take place on the following dates:

Friday 21st February 2020
Friday 6th March 2020
Friday 20th March 2020
Friday 3rd April 2020

If you would like an informal chat about these posts, please contact one of our Care Home Managers - see contact details attached.

The City of Edinburgh Council applies a Living Wage allowance to ensure that all employees earn at least £9.07 per hour. Successful applicants will be paid the hourly rate as advertised, plus the allowance, in order to bring their earnings to £9.07 per hour.

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