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Social Care Assistant - Home Care and Reablement Service

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

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

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. 

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Contract length



£21,697 - £21,979 per year (pro rata for part time)


City of Edinburgh Council

Closing date

5th December 2022

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