Part time Care Worker - Craigmillar (full training provided)
Work in your local community!
Location: Clients homes based in the community of Craigmillar (Main office based in Straiton)
Hours: Part time hours based on working 4 days out of 7 (1 weekend off every 2 weeks)
Shifts: Early shifts from 7am with lunch or tea time finish
Late shift finishes at 10pm with midday or tea time start
Long day working between 7am until 10pm with a gap in the middle of the day
Pay: £8.25phr - £8.50phr Non qualified
£8.75 - £9.00phr SVQ qualified
(plus mileage allowance and company benefits)
Own transport is preferred but not essential
“Make someone smile whenever you can, you never know the difference you can make at that moment.”
For you, being a care worker isn’t just a job. We understand that you really care about the people you look after. You want to bring a smile to their face and to make their lives a little better by ensuring that they get the highest quality of care. These aren’t ‘shifts’ to you, but real people; someone’s mum; someone’s granddad.
You want regular visits to be able to get to know the people you support and understand how to help them achieve the things that are important to them - whether that’s support maintaining control of their own care or getting out to meet friends at a day centre. You want to help people remain as independent as possible in their own home.
You want a rewarding career where you can make someone’s day. Every day. You are comfortable providing the range of support that the care at home role can involve: from assisting individuals to get up, showered and dressed; to assistance toileting; preparing meals; light household duties; assisting with prescribed medication; and working collaboratively with District Nurses and GP’s as part of a wider care team to ensure your client receives the best care possible.
Even though we know that you’ve not chosen this career for the financial rewards, we believe that taking good care of you enables you to look after your clients well. As a family-run company established 25 years ago we care about supporting you and offer a range of benefits including:
Competitive rate of pay
Guaranteed hour contracts after probation
Support and funding towards SVQ 2, 3 & 4
Variety of working patterns available
Continuous training opportunities through a personalised development plan
Career progression into a wide range of roles across our 3 offices e.g. Medication Champion, Dementia Champion, Moving & Handling Assessor, Care Supervisor, Care Coordinator, Quality Assurance
4 day induction training followed by 2 days shadow training
£100 refer a friend scheme
Friendly, knowledgeable and supportive team
Local offices in Straiton, Musselburgh & Livingston
The ideal applicant doesn't necessarily need previous experience. It may be that they have looked after a friend or relative before and now see this as a natural career move. Full training is provided so the criteria that the applicant would need to meet is based on personal qualities, values and abilities. Are you a warm and kind person who can easily engage in conversation? If someone tells you that they're ok, are you able to tell if something is not quite right? You would also be good at multi-tasking, thinking on your feet and must have a good sense of doing the right thing. Does this sound like you?
If you are passionate about providing the highest quality of care and are compassionate, professional and great at keeping confidentiality, we would love you to join our team.
Be the reason someone smiles today.
Choose SCRT for your career in care and contact the recruitment team on: 0131 448 0883 (option 7) or using the apply link provided.
*Candidates would need to be willing to under go a PVG check for this post